I mow 26 acres of which 2 acres are irrigated and pristine. 20 of which are pretty rough, and the rest is a very nice Baseball field and practice facility. I have been using a Gravely 260Z w/72 in deck for about 10 years. The mowers frame has been welded, the deck has been welded, etc. etc. Now, I can buy a demo. Dixie Chopper w 150 hours (72 in. 30hp generac) for 7000$, a 72in Gravely for $9000 or a base Ex Mark Lazer for 9500$. Are there other mowers I should consider? Is the Dixie the toughest mower on the market ? I can probably spend 10,000 but not any higher. Comments,Suggestions, Criticism. You all are the pros at this stuff, Help me out. I haven't bought a ZTR in 10 years !!!!!!!!