I am buying a house with a 5 acre yard. I plan on purchasing a ZTR but I dont know much about them and not sure what brand. What I have seen around here mostly is cub cadet, huskvarna, torro, and John Deere. Are they all about the same? Also, I have seen them at places like Lowes or Home Depot for about 3000.00 but at the dealers, they are about 6000.00. Someone told me that the ones you see at Lowes, Home Depot, TSC, etc, are not the rwal thing, but are made by TDK or something like that, and are not of the same quality. Obviously I want to spend as little as possible, but I dont want to buy something that will be broke down in a year either. Any advice?