I'm the owner of 2 acres with not a lot of time to cut the grass. My neighbor with a similar piece of property was able to get someone to mow his lawn for $65/week. I would rather put that money into a faster mower. One of my local dealers carries the Fastrak. I am concerned that the blade tip speed of <16,000 fpm along with a max speed of 7MPH might not save me that much time versus my current lawn tractor. A friend of mine bought a Fastrak last summer when they were on special for $4700 for the 20hp Honda & 52" deck. They like it but I am curious how much more I could get for another $1000. I don't like the Exmark CT with only a 48" deck and 1 cylinder engine. Other considerations: Toro Z100 (19hp or 23hp KAW & 52" deck) Ferris IZ1000 (21hp KAW & 48"deck) Scag Tiger Cub (19hp KAW & 48"deck) Cub Tank (19hp KAW 48"deck) Lesco Z-Two (only $6199 for 23hp KAW & 54" deck) Also any comments on the Ariens Zoom 2252. This is a residential machine with a 22hp B&S (2 cylinder), 52" fabricated deck (12 ga. with 7 guage reinforcements) in the low $4K. It is mandatory that I'm under $6K. I would prefer to be in the low $5K range. Of these machines the Fastrak has the slowest blade speed. How much of a factor should that play in my purchase.