Since my 541 Ford therw a rod two weekends ago, I have been doing some research on Zero Turn mowers on the internet. I have been looking at everything from Cub Cadet to Lazers. What I would like to do is get some feedback from those who are using Zero Turn mowers and a couple of answers regarding horsepower vs. deck size. I plan to use the mower to mow my property which consist of a little over 6 acres. The landscape is flat with about a dozen trees. I am looking for something that I should be able to get 10 to 15 years use. The Cub Cadet website suggest a minimum of 23hp and a 50"-54" deck. My questions are; Is 23hp with a 50"-54" deck enough? Is there a recommended ratio of horse power to deck size? Am I wrong not to consider the "Consumer" grade of zero turn mowers? Are there any particular brands that are more reliable then others? TIA, for your help.