Well I've read here for hours and determined that I am leaning toward buying a 60" Hustler (Z or Super Z) or a Dixie Chopper 60" Coatesville Classic. I'm interested in any advice anyone would offer. Pertinant info is as follows: * I will soon be building on a 3.2 acre lot. It is flat, currently with less than 15 trees. I expect it will be somewhat rough since it's only use has been for a cattle pasture over ten years ago. Now it is a vacant grass lot. * My closest Hustler dealer (Reynolds Farm Equipment in Sheridan, Indiana) is 5 minutes away (a long established John Deer Dealer with full service and loaner/demo units). So far I am very impressed with the dealership rep. I will be demoing a Z and Super Z in a few days. * My closest Dixie dealer (Carmel Welding in Carmel, Indiana) is 30 minutes away. They offer full service but I don't yet know much more than that. I've only spoken briefly so far with their rep. * My desire is to obtain an extremely reliable 60" ZTR that will last for as long as possible and present minimum hassle in the event of breakdowns. Mowing has been a time consuming pain in the ass for me in the past due to cheap small equipment. I want to be able to mow my grass in a relatively short amount of time and enjoy it. * Pricing seems to be in the $7000 neighborhood. Any and all input would be appreciated. After writing this I'm off to talk to the Dixie rep some more.