I recently purchased a home with 2/3 of an acre of St. Augustine grass and have been mowing the property with my old 21" Honda self propelled walk behind mower. The property is well landscaped and has a pool, plant beds fence and driveway obstacles. I love the Honda mower but it is taking me too long to mow with the small deck. I am looking for a mower that will reduce mowing time while still providing an excellent cut. Either high end residential or low end commercial. I recently visited a reputable local commercial lawn equipment dealer and they recommended a John Deere 42" X300 tractor or a Scag Freedom Z 36" ZTR. I am torn between the tractor with its versatility to tow other garden equipment and the quicker mowing ZTR. Not sure I can tow with the ZTR? I believe the dealer also carries eXmark. Do any of you own the Deere X300 or Scag Freedom Z 36" that can provide feedback on quality of equipment, cut, durability and ease of maintenance? Also any feedback on tractor vs ZTR. I appreciate your feedback.