Good evening folks.
My wife and I are looking to purchase a ZTR, with so many options, it's hard to focus our target.
5 acre property, grass/weeds on Sandy loam. No hills, slight embankment and ditch line. Some areas can be soft and wet during spring/fall and we avoid. Lots of perimeter trees but mostly wide open, garden/ducks/chickens fencing.
We currently mow with an '06 Cub Cadet LT1045 46" cut and it takes around 5.5 hours.
I do not have a brand loyalty at this point, grew up with Farmalls, lived in JD country and now I'm living in Orange country.
I live 5 miles from a very large Kubota/New Holland dealer, 10 miles from a Ferris/Shindaiwa dealer service center and 67 miles from the nearest Deere dealer. Not to say that we have no budget, but I would like to make a sound decision and only purchase once.
Any and all opinions with reasoning welcome.