looking for a ztr mower for home use, and so far have test driven a hustler fastrak 20/52, as well as a ferris is1500z 21/48. although i wasn't able to compare the quality of cut, both appear to be well built machines with more than enough hp, and should last a long time (on my 1.5 acres). i also looked at the exmark lazer ct 48", but the dealer didn't seem too anxious to deal with residential customers (his loss as far as i'm concerned). one thing swaying me toward the ferris is the suspension. it really did appear to make the ride smoother, and is a bit faster as well. ferris has been around quite a while manufacturing farm equipment, and making mowers for about 20 years. it seems like a decent quality machine at a good price. why then, are they not more popular? do they have a relatively limited dealer network? are they viewed as "inferior" by the lco community? can someone give me valid reasons to not buy this machine? any help would be much appreciated.