I would like to get some input into a mower for my personal property. No intentions to go pick up yards, etc. on the side. Just need this for my own use. My lot is approximately half acre. Its a cul-de-sac lot meaning the front is narrow and limited. The back yard is much larger and kind of funky shaped as you might expect with a cul-de-sac lot. In the back I have a gentle slope, approx 5-7 degrees, away from the house towards my fence line. Like many yards, it isnt perfectly smooth. We just moved there, and later in the year I plan on landscaping, so some of my wide open space in back will shrink. No worries on access or storage. I have a 14 wide drive gate on one-side and a normal walk-gate on the other of my yard. And I have plenty of space in my garage to store the unit. My budget is approximately $3,000. Im paying cash. I could expand my budget a little, but only if I am on the edge of getting considerably more/better features for just a little more cash investment. I am primarily looking at ZTRs for the speed and ability to maneuver in the yard. Because of my limited yard size, I am trying to stick as close to a 42 as possible. Here are a few models Ive considered: Hustler Raptor 42 Hustler Raptor SD 48 Toro TimeCutter SS4260 Toro TimeCutter MX4260 Im not close minded to other brands or models. I am looking for honest suggestions. I realize I dont need a commercial unit, but dont want to buy junk either. My main considerations have been Kawasaki engine, fabricated deck and 2800 hydros (if possible for my budget). I look forward to your comments and suggestions.