Man am I getting the run around. Just bought a farm, have a JD4610 tractor, and been bushhogging. I have decided or should I say my wife has decided that she doesn't like the looks of a bushogged yard. I was initially going to buy a finishing mower for the back of the tractor, but after doing research, I am finding that I will be much better off buying one of these new hot road ZTR's. I plan on cutting about 5 acres around the house with the mower weekly and will probably bushog the rest of my 20 acres monthly. From what I have been told, I will mow it all instead of bushogging when I buy my ZTR due to the speed and ease of use. I doubt it, but again I am hearing a lot of stories. I would like to get out for less than $5K, but that puts me out of most of the commercial grade ZTR's. The local dealers are trying to sell me 1) a Hustler Fastrak 20 HP Honda, 52" cut for $4500 or 2) Cub Cadet Z50 23HP Kohler, 50" deck for $4000. Any opinions on which is better? Should I bite the bullet and go ahead and spend $6000 and get one of the lower end commercial grades? I have found what is supposedly a blow out on a commercial TORO with 20HP Kohler and 52" cut for $6295, but it don't seem that I am getting anymore cut or anymore horsepower??? Then, there's the dealer with the Feris that is hyping the independent suspension which after riding a few of these seems that it may have value. The hustler seem to beat me to death - no springs even under seat. As you can see I need some professional advice from an unbiased, experienced user. Please help. BTW - I am really open to finding a good used, commercial machine, but everyone tells me not go that route because you landscape guys are rough on your equipment. Let me know if you live near northern AL and have a good used machine. ........You will never hear a southern boy say "Alex, I will take Shakespeare for $1000"