Ok, First off...I am not in the business. I hope this is okay. I recently purchased a home with a 5 acre lot. About 2 acres of mowable grass. I am at my whits end about what to do. I borrowed my Father in laws Husqavarna 42" rider and it took about 4 or 5 hours to cut my yard. This is obviously not acceptable. I thought about getting a 54" Crafstman to cut the time, but a few people I know in the business said I could cut that time way down with a smaller ZTR. So I've narrowed it down to like a residential type Toro, or Cub Cadet ZTR, or possibly even a 44" Exmark Phazer (although I'd REALLY rather not spend 5-6K on my own grass. Question is...How long would a residential type mower hold up on 2 acres of very hilly landscape mowing twice a month (I'm in Georgia and the grass doesn't grow fast here) Some guys say I'd have transmission problems with a residential type mower in this yard. Also the commercials cut anywhere from 8-10 mph, while the residentials max out about 5.5...does this matter? I've even thought about having someone cut my yard, a guy I know will do it for $75 and only 2x per month is 1200-1500 per season. So it takes me 5 years to pay for the phazer, and I'm cutting it myself instead of paying someone. And although I have $5000 I'm not rich by any stretch (I'm a fireman) and I got this house on a forclosure so I'm trying to keep things reasonable but without spending a whole day on cutting. HELP!