I have a 2010 Ferris 5100z with 6' deck and 600 hours on it. My wife runs it and we mow about 8 acres and nothing beats the Ferris ride. I'm not real choosy about cutting perfection. The Ferris is user friendly only in the ride. The deck lift takes almost 100 lbs (but I found out some WD-40 on the pivots is helping). A total PITA to do blades, but I have a tractor bucket to raise it up so I can deal with it. The hydraulic switch has been changed twice, and is acting up again a little. Last change in 2014 and they promised it was better. I looked at their new machines and: 1) they no longer make the 5100 in the US. 2) OK, but the new 3200 comes with a 6' deck but doesn't have hydraulic deck lift either. I assume the assist mechanism is better than my old one. 3) They don't have the CAT diesel, but maybe the 4-cycle 37 hp efi is just as good? Diesel is more convenient for me, but I can get over that. 100 hours/year = 100 gallons diesel +/-. 4) The rear wheels don't have independent suspension, but it is all one axle. I can't imagine a big difference in the ride mowing flat farmland. But baby, we can rock that 5100 at 15 mph and I can't run my golf cart that fast without shaking out my gizzard. Who has an opinion, or an attitude about this? I'd hate to trade it out and wish I had the big daddy back. Right now I'm probably keeping it this season unless that damn hydraulic switch bails on me again. thanks!