As I stated in this forum a few days ago I had pretty much decided on a grasshopper 700 series mower (61") and needed advice on engine choice. I felt that an outfront mower would be a better choice for my conditions as I have 4-plank horse fencing and about 100 white pine trees to mow under. However, when I went to my nearest dealer (Exmark, Ferris, JD, Kubota, Grasshopper) he said most of the horse farms in the area (and there are a lot of them) use midmounts. He said that hearing about my 5-6 acres, he would still go with the Lazer Z due to his positive experiences with the crews that mow the farms. I have no reason to distrust the salesperson but I wonder if the farm crews are buying the midmounts because they are a little cheaper - I know I would if I had to buy several. So, I thought I'd ask at Lawnsite. If you could use any 60" - 72" mower you wanted to mow 5 acres with plank fencing and many white pines and were only going to use it on this one home, what would you use? The ground is pretty flat, not what I would call rough, the grass is thick but not high quality turf.