Hi all, new to the forum here. I have found a lot of good advice so far. I just recently built on 4.5 acres of flat land with the exception of the burm at the drainage ditch up near the road. I plan to plant centipede grass come early summer. I am looking at a ZTR to get the job done. Now based on my lurking on here I know a lot of a ZTR decision is like the Ford vs. Chevy argument, so hopefully I can make it easy. The following are the dealers I have within a 1 hour drive. Exmark Hustler Scag John Deere Toro Gravely Snapper I have decided on a 60" mower and I have looked at the Hustler Z and Super Z and the Exmark Lazer and AS (demo'd the Lazer. The Hustler dealer said he would drop off a Super Z at my house for a demo, I REALLY like that). To make it easier, I would like to choose from 3 manufacturers and from reading on here the Exmarks and Hustler get good reviews. Questions: -If you were to choose ONE (mfg and model) other from the list what would it be? -Am I in the ballpark as far as deck size I should be looking at? -Being that I will be mowing at a minimum once a week, what is hp/deck overkill (i.e. SuperZ)? -I have read that the Exmark has a better cut but the Hustler is faster and has a better ride. As far as cut goes, I wish that when people gave their opinion they would state what type of grass is being cut. IOW, how does the Exmark and Hustler compare on CENTIPEDE? The following are quotes I have got so far. Are these prices fair? Hustler Z 25/60 $7499 Hustler Super Z 27/60 $8599 Exmark Lazer AS 25/60 $8000 Exmark Laser 27/60 $9299 Exmark Laser AS 27(?)/60 $9299 (One of my Exmark dealers was telling me there is no difference between the AS and regular Lazer. I compared the two online and there is, even subtle. Either he was pushing the AS or he didn't know what he was talking about. I didn't like that) BUDGET- No more than $10k OTD. Sorry for the long post but <---I feel like this guy deciding.