Are there any landscapers that can give some advice on commercial mowers? I have 2.75 acres of grass. It takes me around 4 hrs to mow it using a riding mower with a 42" deck. This summer I am having a service cut it. It takes 1 person around an hour using a zero turn mower to cut my lawn. I would like to buy a commercial mower so that I can cut it myself. I had a line on a scag 3-wheel hydro mower with a 61" deck. It had 1300 hrs on it and they wanted $1,800 for it. It got sold out from under me to a person that bought all of the sellers equipment. I was also looking at new Exmark z turns. But, I don't want to pay $6,000+ for a mower. What should I look for in a used mower and what brands are well respected? Is getting a used mower from a business a bad idea? I know my way around small engines and I am mechanically inclined so I could pretty much fix most issues myself. Also, when would be the best time to buy? In the fall or in the begining of the mowing season?