Well, the old lawn tractor has been sold and now I need to make up my mind on which Hustler. I have a 3/4(.75) acre lot with a fair amount of flower beds. I've agonized over whether to buy a Mini-Z or a Fastrak, and more importantly, whether to get the 44' or 52' deck. The reason I say more importantly, either the MIni-Z or Fastrak will be more than enough mower. Just want some good comparison advice. But the decision on 44' or 52' leaves me perplexed. I have a fair amount of flower beds/ trees to cut around and am worried about overhang. Also, the lawn is not smooth over the septic field and I worry about scalping the lawn with the 52'. Any advice? Has anyone out there used the 44' to cut around flower beds? Can you get close enough to the edge? Do you have to go back with a trimmer to finish the job? Thanks for the help/advice.