I currently have a Simplicity Citation (same as Ferris IS1000), great machine and cut all around. The only down side is hill control which my property is slopped especially around the driveway. I have been using a push mower but thinking of making a change. I am considering a Toro 48" fixed deck gear drive walk behind and look to sell the Z rider. My property is about an acre and currently takes me an hour to cut. I do have 5 large trees with mulch beds around them Thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated.