Hello Everyone, Have really enjoyed searching and reading the posts on this site. I tip my hat to every admisitrator that makes this available. Now to my situation. I am just a common schlepp who has been lucky enough to be able to marry a wonderful woman and finally afford a place in the country (12 acres total) and will be cutting about 2.5 acres. The land lies relatively flat except for an area that is about 250 ft. long with a 10 ft. face at about a 20 - 25degree angle. We would like to change our 5 hrs. of lawncutting down. I have combed through just about every brand ZTR available to me in my area and am coming real close to making a decision. I have found out that just like in everything else, you can go hog wild with spending money on these machines. I will be putting about 40-50hrs. on it each season. I really like the Woods M2560Z ($6850) because of the flexing front axles and suspension seat for a good ride (some others that I test rode bounced me alot), and the hydraulic deck (esp. for the wife, yes she loves to cut the grass -lucky me!). It has the 25hp Kohler and the 60" deck. I do know that Gravely makes this machine- it is the Gravely 260Z in a different color. Please share your experiences and thoughts with me, good or bad......let me have it! This will help confirm my decision or sway me to reconsider. Thanks in advance for the help!