I would appreciate some advice on a start-up ztr. I don't know much about the cheaper mowers. I'd like to get something with a 42"-50" deck, new for the warranty, price range around 2500-4000. I've been looking at Dixon, and the Z225 John Deere 42" at Home Depot. I want something that will last a while so it can be my backup mower next year. If anyone knows anything about Dixon or John Deere or can make other suggestions that would be great.