7 to 12 acres is a different story. I would have to fall back on a minimum of a 60" ztr. I'm not that stupid or stubborn. My main reason for walk behinds and standers is because of severe back pain and compression injury and having had lumbar surgery. Riding beats the crap out of a person vs standing. It's a matter of physics so don't tell me it's not lol. I mow two 5 acre properties with the 52 vride with no problem.