like many of you, i found this forum as a result of a search for a new lawn mower. glad to be here. i have decided on a zero turn and have looked at a number of them, including dixon, lawnboy,gravely, ariens and hustler. i think i have narrowed it down to two, they are the ariens model 17/40, for $3199.00 and the other is the hustler mini fastrack 17/42, for $3490.00. both have the kohler 17 hp courage engines. any imput would be helpful, thanks.