I have to admit right off the bat that I'm not in business, least not cutting grass. so I'm what you would call residential, I live in a rural area and used to mow about 4 acres with LOTS of trees, I bought a used dixie chopper 60". That was 10 years ago, I just sold the dixie and I'm looking to buy a new mower. I now only mow 1.7 acres still with lots of trees and trimming. Call me anally retentive but I still want a "tough" mower, I'm a welder by trade and like having to ability to repair or fab somthing if needed. With all that said, I'm leaning tword a Dixie Chopper in the silver eagle seris probley a 50" or should I go with a husqvarna the husky a little bit more money, I even looked at a walker, but the second the guy told me the price I quickly changed my mind, I dont need a big unit but I want it to last and be able to take what ever I throw at it ( which is just mowing but I still want it tough. Which one do you guys recomend, you are the pros and deal with this stuff everyday thats why your opinions are the ones I'll listen to.