I just bought a house that a little over 2.5 acres. The yard is overall very flat, at this point it has very little items to manuever around, but part of it is rough. I have been researching ZTR's for awhile and to this point it seems the more I look the more I get get confused as to what is the best buy for my yard. Here is buying criteria - manufacturer stability...I want them to be around years from now - overall ride comfort....rough yard - cutting capability, ability to cut yard nice when short but also ability to cut high grass - durability....I want this purchase to last me a very long time - ease of maintenance and low maintenance needed - anything else that I am missing Here are the options I am leaning towards in no specific order - Exmark CT - Ferris IS1500 - Scag Tiger Cub - Snapper 450z I am very open to any suggestions and/or thoughts out there. I want to make sure that make the best educated decision that I can before dropping what I consider a good amount of money for home use. Thanks to all in advance.