I've got 35 acres in central Virginia, of which about 15 are in pasture with another 5-6 in recently hydroseeded "lawn". The pasture was fairly rough two years ago when I bought the place, but is coming back nicely after consistent cutting with a 84" Woods rotarty cutter set progressively lower each time. Since the recent hydroseeding of the six newly cleared acres, I've been debating what to use for mowing now. I have a 50 PTO HP John Deere FWD tractor with the Woods rotary cutter. I'd like to get a better cut on the pasture, so have been looking at finish mowers including used batwings to save time. The most cost effective thing would be to use a finish mower behind the John Deere for the pasture and the newly seeded lawn areas. However, the tractor currently has AG tires (I needed them initially due to some boggy areas and using the loader on hills to clear the place). Now that things are in better shape, I am thinking about the possibility of putting turf tires on the tractor and mowing everything with it. The other option is to keep the tractor the way it is, and buy a ZTR mower or something else smaller for the lawn areas. The problem is that it's going to get expensive quick if I have to buy a finish mower for the pasture and a ZTR or other mower for the lawn areas. If I want to mow everything with the John Deere and a batwing finish mower, do I need to also invest in the switch to turf tires?