Since this is my first year with a Z (Deere 727A), I am not sure of it's capibilities yet. I am treating it like a fine finish mower only at this point. I have a Deere 2210 compact diesel 4wd w/62" deck that I have used for years. Today, I did a one time job on a lawn that was not done yet this year, and think it wasn't done much last year either. Also had a pretty good bank to it. I automatically took the diesel to do this job - and did a great job as expected. Now my dilemma - I am thinking strongly of getting a larger tractor to do lawn installs and loader work. Financially, I would have to trade the 2210 in. But, the larger tractor would not be set up with a belly mower. I do have a bush hog to use on it however. So, I look at this job today, and wonder if the Z could have handled it. Worst case, I could take the larger tractor with bush hog over it first, then finish up with the Z. I guess what I feel, is that the Z is to "tender" to do a job like this - and especially since it is new, don't want to ruin anything. I should have taken some photos before and after so I could explain myself better. Would my Z be able to knock down 24"-30" of grass?