So I posted this in the homeowner ztr discussion thread, but it is clear that that thread is ignored by most people. So here it is: I've been lurking for a few weeks now. We purchased a property on 3 acres. It's approximately 1.3 acres smooth lawn and 1.7 acres less-than-smooth field grass/weeds (which I would like eventually to make smoother and less weedy). There are not many obstacles to contend with, and it is quite flat. I have done some internet research (including lurking around lawnsite), and I've visited and called a few dealers in town. I've narrowed my choices down to three ZTR mowers in my 5k price range. 1) Hustler FasTrak 54" Kawi FS 22hp. $5600 (Or 21hp 48", $5400. Are the extra 6 inches worth $200?) 2) Gravely ZT HD 52 Kawi FR 24hp. $4999 (might be able to get the dealer to lower this price a bit) 3) John Deere z655 54" $5750 (took it for a spin and this thing feels nice, comfy, and FAST) I am a mower rookie. My previous yard in inner city Portland was concrete. No grass at all. So I would appreciate some help. Here are a couple things I am concerned about: 1) Ease of Maintenance. I am not mechanically inclined. I have never changed oil . . . on anything at all. I would like to learn how to do some simple maintenance (oil changes and whatnot) on my new investment. But i do not want to do anything complicated. 2) Durability. I would like this machine to last a long time. 5K for a lawn mower seems very expensive, and it is freaking me out a little bit! For this reason, the 4-year warranty on the Hustler and the Deere seem impressive. Though I am uneasy about the Briggs engine, whereas the Kawis in the Hustler and the Gravely are well regarded. I would appreciate some direction from the mower experts. I am especially torn between the Gravely and the Hustler. So I would like some insight on how the two mowers compare.