Hello, Well I have lurked here for a while now reading and taking in the info. I am about to make my 1st purchase in the Zero Turn Market. I have narrowed it down to Scag at this point. Many of my neighbors and friends have these (some for commercial) and they all say positive things. I will be using this for residential use myself. I will be cutting about 2 acres, open space for the most part, fairly level, a hump or 2 here and there but nothing major. At times I might help my farther cut his grass, when hes not feeling up to it. He cuts about 1+ acre with many more trees to deal with then I. Right now I am looking at 2 choices. Wildcat 52 with 25 Kawasaki. Wildcat 61 with the 27 Kohler. ( I am pretty sure this is the vertical) The 61 in is only $200 more then the 52 as described. From reading comments here, a lot like Kawasaki and others like the Kohler just as well. I tend to lean towards the Kawasaki as well and maybe the 52 might be more maneuverable then the 61 Your advice and thoughts would be great .thanks!