I've finally narrowed down my choices for a new mower and I could really use the advice of everyone here. So the final contestants are an exmark lazer z e series and a gravely pro turn 260. These two mowers aren't exactly an apple to apple comparison which is why I'm having such a hard time choosing. So here's a basic overview: ProTurn 260 model 992269 60" Kawasaki® FX850V 27 HP/852 CC Hydro-Gear® ZT-5400 13.4 gal fuel 13/6 mph 7.9 acres/hr 5yr 1250hr warranty Exmark Lazer Z e series model LZE751CKA604A1 60" Kawasaki® FX751V 24.5 HP 852 CC Parker unitized pump and wheel motor systems , 1.7-quart integrated reservoir. 12 cc pumps and 14. 5 cu in motors. 8 gal fuel 10/6 mph 6.06acres/hr 2yr unlimited hr warranty It also should be noted that the gravely can be had at a similar price to the exmark if I get a demo unit(guaranteed to have under 200 hours of operation, has been continually and fully serviced by dealer and comes with new model worth of warranty). Both dealers are local, less than a 15 min drive to each and both have given me honest and reliable service in the past for other equipment. Both dealers use the same finance company and are both offering 24, 36, and 42 month financing with no down payment required and 0% interest. As far as what I'll be using it for I have : one residential lot at about .25 acres lots of trees/bushes one apartment complex with roughly 2.25 acres mostly open with 2 acres being an open field(somewhat bumpy) one commercial lot all open maybe .125 acres There is potential for a 2-4 acre (mostly open area) residential that may or may not be added to the list. Owner has not come to a decision yet. I should mention that none of these properties are cut for pay in the traditional sense. It's all family property that I do as a sort of exchange of service type of deal. Currently I have a normal riding mower powered by 27HP Kohler Command with a 54" deck. Although it's been put through all the levels of hell and come out relatively unscathed it is 15 yrs old now and is unfortunately too slow for the time allotted by my new work schedule. Thanks in advance to all who post and I look forward to reading your replies.