So I have about this much grass to cut: (around 2 3/4 acres)
and it took forever on this:
so I bought this!!
Scag Freedom Z 48" 26hp Briggs ELS. I looked around for a while, and finally decided on the Scag over the Hustler Fastrak because it had a few more options and was more comfortable for the same price.
It's considered an entry level commercial or homeowner machine, but if you compare this thing to a Lowe's "John Deere", it is a friggen tank. 7 gauge deck and weighs in at about 800 lbs.
It took me about 1 hr and 10 min. to mow on the yard tractor, and I knocked it out in 30 on the Z.
The best part is, it's so fun to ride, I may have my wife cutting the grass soon!!