I will try to keep this as short and to the point as possible. I have never used a zero turn and I want to replace a piece of junk lawn tractor that I have now. I am using it for residential but might pick up a few lawns in the neighborhood. I would like this to be the last mower I ever buy. (probably no more than 50-60hrs per year) I don't really know what to look for in a new ztr. I have been to several area dealers and here are my conclusions so far: The nearest dealer is strictly Dixie Chopper. The silver eagle series seems to be built like a tank. Kohler and Generac engines are available and he likes the generac due to the better air filtration system. I am interested in the 2744 or 2750 Generac with pricing from $7800 to $8000. He is about 5 minutes from my house. My other main interest is Kubota ZG series. Two dealers between 25 minutes and 35 minutes from home. ZG222 with 48" cut for about $7300 or a ZG227 with 54" (demo with 6 hrs) for $7000. These also seem to be built like a tank. I don't really know what to look for other than the fact that these models seem to be heavier duty than others I have looked at. I need opinions on these models (engines, drivetrains, overall reliability) and if the pricing seems good. Any and all help is appreciated!