We have 24 acres but I brush hog most of it. The wife currently mows 2 or 3 acres around the house with a Craftsman lawn tractor, takes about 5 or more hours. I first thought we needed full commercial but frankly for a 52-54" machine the prices are $6500 and up. So we are now considering the Hustler Fastrac 20/54 and the Scag Freedom Z 52", probablly with 19 or 23 HP Kawaski. I am impressed with the looks of both mowers and Hustler's 4 year residential warranty. However, at the end of last season I was close to pulling the trigger on the Hustler Mini-Z for about $6500 or so. But that was for a 19/54. On one of the other boards there were two homeowners that have the Mini Z 19/54 and both said their mowers were underpowered. They both also said they felt the decks aren't deep enough at 4" in that they don't don't provide enough lift. I'm pretty sure the Scag has a 5" deck. Why does nobody say much about the Hustler 4" deck? I am assuming if the mini Z has a 4" deck the fastrac does also.