I am a homeowner with 2-3 acres of lawn with buildings, trees, beds, etc to cut around. I would like to have a ztr and have considered the homeowner models but have not been impressed with what I have seen so far. I started looking at commercial ztr's but cost is a consideration. Today I found a Bobcat 218ES (52" welded deck, 18HP Briggs Vanguard twin) priced at $5000 (marked down from $5850). This may be just what I have been looking for. Much better built than the typical homeowner model but less expensive than a full blown commercial model. Anybody have any experience with Bobcat or with this model in particular? I welcome any advice or opinions.