The Deere deck I rigged up to my Speedex bit the dust. In the short time it worked I learned some advice I got here and failed to fully consider is it's sometimes very inconvenient to have a deck hanging from the tractor. So I'm thinking that rather than chase up another deck for the Speedex I'll just get a ZTR for the mowing.
I've got about 1/2 acre of actual grass. The slopes are gradual but the lawn is bumpy. I've got limited space for a mower in the shed. I'm thinking 42" - 46" is probably the right size range. Of course it's got to be a rider, not walk behind. I want to be able to mulch with it.
I'm 55 so at most probably only 20 more years mowing. A commercial grade machine might last that long but they're expensive and seem to be large. I can probably do better financially with a good homeowner grade mower that I have to replace a time or two.
So I'd appreciate thoughts on the following:
Is 42-46" the right size?
What ZTRs are built sturdy enough that my rough lawn won't tear apart?
Edited by MiCarl, April 25, 2016 - 07:12 AM.