I have read several thread on here about zero turn mowers and it seems as everyone has there favorites. Kind of like Chevy, Ford, Dodge and so on. I feel like I am no more educated about zero turns than I was when I started looking at this site about 6 months ago. I basically want a zero to use at my residence which has about 1 acre of grass. I also would like to mow my parents home which has @3 acres. I do not want a homeowner model as they look very cheap to me and I may in the future pick up a few yards just to help justify a commercial mower. I live in a small town and two retailers are selling the Huscavarna 52/23 and the other the Bobcat 52/18. There is about a $1000 dollar price difference in these two machines but the Huscavarna dealer I think will take in a trade on my current mower a Simplicity regent. I feel like the Bobcat wit the 18 horse Briggs will be under powered but I would like any feed back I can get from these two mowers and any advise. Thanks..