Garbageman, <br>There are lots of opinions out there and this is mine. Go thru your phone book and look up the dealers of a few mowers on your wish list. I would stick to hydro but thats a different arguement. Find the biggest deck that will fit on your smallest property and ask the dealer to demo the unit for a mowing cycle. You are the one putting out the cash and walking or riding on it. You find out what it can do for you. If a 60+ fits use it if you are happy and the customer is too. Good Luck.