I have less than two to do,with a 90 day growing season.i went with John Deere 240s, almost a acre a hour.zero turn is a lot of money to go twice as fast,around stuff easier and more for smooth ,non rough,with very little inclines or hills,,there is a reason you get rops on a lawnmower.only talking j.d. ,100 series are "bic lighters",works till it don't ,available at big box stores.the higher end 100 series can get above 2k and you get serviceable components.240S is 2.5k which is lower 300 series motor/trans on 100 series frame ,with all the 300 series accessories added.300 series ,3k and up.more feature capacity and service features,diesel ,implements.500 series more of above, h.p. & capacity at 7-10k.700 series 10k plus,Rolls Royce of garden tractors.1000 series is 700 series with an 2000 series feature upgrade.both 1000 and 2000 are similar priced ,by the time you buy a few toys you will be at quite a difference in cost.and 1000&2000 and higher all have economy and royal versions. The main reason most choose John Deere is parts available and been around since before motors and the biggie...... 0%FINANCING
I got a 1025R TLB with box blade and land level and 240S with my John Hancock, delivered the next week.