I have dizzed myself in researching for a mower to replace my 10 year old series 2000 Cadet. It has not been much in the way of a mower, but hats off to its "taking a beating and still ticking." Anyway, after happily stumbling onto the Exmark mowers, I have settled to buy one. I have been impressed with all I've read, seen and heard. Now only to decide on type, model, size, etc.... Here I look to thos3e who have experience with their respective Exmarks. Data Purpose: Residence Acerage: 4 acres Terrian: Flat to slighly rolling Stand: City Park mixture, good health, slight bumpiness Layout: Flower bed all around house, large open spaces, 30 trees/bushes set out in groups and spaced and four dang telephone poles. Likes, not particular order: Ease in attending to blades, quality of cut, speed of cut. Thanks, and now I await the plethora of replies.