I have a Simplicity Citation which is tha same as the Ferris, I love this machine and it does a great job no matter how tall the grass is and I have a mulching kit on it. I have been thinking that I am the only one I can ride it and I should get a tractor so that my son can help as well, this is just for my property. I saw the Cub Cadet 1050 ZTR tractor and I think it would do the job as well. Here my concern: Blade Speed. My ZTR will go through anyhing. Does anyone have experience switching to the Cub Cadet 1050 or a tractor from a ZTR and does the blade speed change a lot. I used to have many tractor with mulching kits and hated it when they bogged down. Any advice will be gratly apperciated, thanks in advance.