Like the rest of you guys, I work, the grass grows.... so I bought a mower my wife can use while I'm gone.
First, I bought a Dixon 4516 mower with a 50" deck, a medium size ZTR mower, for $4500, back in 00.
We have around 1.5 acres, hilly, flat, and everything in-between.
She was mowing on the side of a hill, and the mower slid sideways down the hill. Scared her and me, when she told me.
I loaded it on the trailer and took it back, told the guy I wanted the biggest one he had, assuming it wouldn't slide down the hill sideways.
We got the 7025 Commercial. Sweet..., But around 8K back then, Now 9 years later, it starts right up, never hesitates even in the tall wet grass, plows through the Woodchuck mounds and mulches any branches I am too lazy to pick up, it's like a tree limb grinder/mower. 11 gallon tank, 60" cut, each rear wheel is driven by a hydrostatic transmission.
you may not need the big one, but they make a good unit.