Scag and exmark are the two that I like the best with a little preference toward the scag. The decks are great on them.
ETA: depending on how your yard is shaped, you could save plenty money and get a regular style 48" John Deere and not take much longer to cut it. ZTR's shine when there's shite to go around.
Also much easier to drink beer on a regular mower.
This post was edited on 4/10 at 12:15 pm