Man, this forum is great! I've learned a ton in the few days I've been researching. Anyways, I've looked at numerous mowers, JD X300 series, Toro's etc etc, but I found a great deal on a Mini Z with the Kawi KAI and 42" deck. Perfect size for what I need. I have 1.7 acre lot 1/3 sod bermuda, 1/3 wild grass and junk, reset trees. I have one hill you can see in this pic: this is the only "hill" I have. Hey, it's a hill to me. I'm from South La! Would that be too much of a slope for a ZTR to cut? The local dealer said the Hustlers are better for slopes due to their low CG. Anyways, it'll be strictly res, maybe a small dump trailer to pull behind, but no other attachments. But, I have a 13' utility trailer I use to haul my ATV's around. Would it be too much for at ZTR to pull up that hill in the pic? Not a bunch, maybe a few times a year. The trailer is about 650lbs, maybe 700 at the most. The dealer said the Mini Z could easily pull 800lbs and up an incline. I guess my question is, will this mower be more then I need? Obviously it's built for commercial use and I won't be doing that. I like ZTR's, I like a 42" deck (only 2 blades), I like the hydraulic system on it, I like the price, even though I wasn't planning on spending more then 3500 on a mower. I think my wife will like the ZTR, she likes to drive her dads big Kubota Diesel I was thinking I could use it and in a few years if we moved, I could easily sell it. I assume they hold their resale value well?