HELP!!! My 10year old craftsman tractor is dead. I'm torn between these 2 machines. Pricewise they're withing $100 of each other $3600 - and that is the max i can afford. I have about 1.5 acres of mowing with some slopes in the yard - these are by no means steep hills. Hustler - 17hp kohler, faster tip speed, compact design, longer warentee Graveley 20hp 2 cylinder kohler, 150 lbs heavier than hustler, sightly bigger cut, some accessories...lights, arm rest (not a big deal). Is there anything mechanical between these machines that s/ make a difference (hydros, trasmission etc)? I'd only consider a mulch kit and bagger for accessories. I have a lawn sweeper for leaves. Can i cut closer (trim wise) with one vs the other...i have a row of pines that I have to use a push mower to get close now - any of these do a better job? Any input I would appreciate. This is only for home use only. Thank you.