Never much talk about riders (Tractors) on this site. On very large acreage lots I can see how putting a guy on a "good" rider would make sense. Seems like I heard John Deere was putting the 7 iron II deck on some of their riders. I know little of nothing about large riders but if anyone uses them especially JD I would like to hear how you like them, about the 7 iron decks on certain models, and engine selection. Thing is if I keep growing it is just so much easier to train and let a new guy do large open area's with a big rider.. Just a general post about riders in large area's. Feel free to post with what ever your thoughts. Does JD offer a manual transmission on large riders? I'm talking lots that would run 4+ acres and be hazard free but maybe only get mowed twice a month. Maybe a rider would just be too slow and expensive to operate. Maybe JD wouldn't be the best choice. I'm just asking. Not looking to buy anytime soon.