Nice Stripes aswell as a nice lawn! Tough to get a read on what size yard you have, but I am guessing an acre? If that is the cast then you are in Hustler Sport territory aswell as the BadBoy MZ! two fine mowers and will give you the stripe you want aswell as speed and maneuverability! I would stay with a 42" or 48". If engines and transmissions mean allot you can move up to the Superduty series on the Hustler. I myself just picked up a 42" Hustler Fastrak 42" Superduty (Mini Z) Which is perfect for an acre or two!