Sorry for intruding on you Pros. I am a property owner with about five flat acres of finish mowing. In the last two years I have planted about 40 screening and specimen trees to screen a group of cheapo trashy trailers set up across the road from my home. I own a JD 4110 compact tractor with a 60" mid-mount mower and loader for my property maintenance. It's great machine but not as nimble around and under the trees I have planted, nor for trimming around landscaping. I am getting some rutting because of the machine weight I have decided that I need a good sized walk-behind with standing sulke for trimming before I mount the big dog and cut the open areas. I considered a Zero-turn but a WB will allow me to get under the trees better as they get larger. I am considering a Wright Velke or Deere. I also don't know whether I really need a Hydro or whether gear drive would be okay. I'm leaning toward a JD 7G18 right now. Anything in the Toro or Exmark line that might suit me as well for less $$$?