Couldn't find a homeowner forum, so my appologies for posting here!!! Can anyone tell me the difference in mowing time between a typical 42 inch, hydro or manual lawn tractor such a JD100 or 110 and a Hustler Mini FasTrak with a 36 inch cut? I know the Hustler will go faster, but can it do the fine work such as going along flower bed edging and brick work, or will a ZTR need to stay clear from fine stuff (not as able to drive a fine line as possibly a tractor would) and use a string trimmer or push mower for the fine stuff. Will a ZTR have a smooth slow steering ability or are they too coarse and jerky for the curvy work around beds? All things being equal including horsepower, does a ZTR send more horsepower to the blades than a comparably powered tractor? What I'm curious about is if my lawn guy's 17hp tractor bogs in my thick grass, will a 17hp ZTR using hydros instead of a tranny send more or less power to the deck? Lastly, any opinions of a Mini FasTrak's quality/longevity versus most other big company's homeowner units, such as Toro, Cub Cadet, Husqvarna?