I'm researching a ZTR for my 2 acres. I have lots of trees and one slope...probably about 15 degrees. I want a good commercial mower that will last a LONG time. I take good care of my equipment, and would like to get 20 years out of this thing if possible. Anyway, I have almost every dealer in my vicinity except for Country Clipper. I've visited two dealers so far. One carries Exmark and Hustler, the other carries Gravely and Great Dane. I really like the dealer that carries the Gravely and Great Dane for what that is worth. So my first question is how are Great Danes compared with Gravelys, Exmarks, Hustlers? Next, after reading some of these forums, I have now opened up my thinking to Grasshopper, Ferris, Scag and Walker also. I know I need to do a lot of demoing, and every dealer I've met with or called is more than willing to let me demo these units. Before I get that far I like to try and be as informed as possible, and was hoping I could get some professional opinions of the different brands. I was hoping to get a 50-60" cut and be in the $7-$8k mark. I believe that will rule out Walker, but I haven't heard ANY about the price of those mowers. Also, if the best one out there happens to cost $8300, I'm not going to rule it out because of $300, I'll just wait another couple of months before I purchase. Thanks for any insight you guys can give me.