I'm in the market for a new ztr. I don't have a lawn business, however, I wouldn't mind cutting a few lawns on the side... and I intend on cutting roughly 3-4 acres of my own lawn about once or twice a week. I have been reading through all of the posts for 2 days now and can't really make up my mind between the Exmark and the Ferris. I guess what really has me hung up is this "IS" on the Ferris. Is there a noticible difference in the ride going over rough terrain? Also which mower has the best cut and features? I would really like to hear ya'lls comments on the ferris' suspension vs not having any on the other mowers. I guess the smoothness of ride is somewhat important to me... easy maintenance (easy to work on) is very important. Ultimately Im looking for all I can get for my money! Thanks for any suggestions!!