What do the powers that be think of the new Hustler "raptor" entry level ZTR.
Huster has both residential and commercial grade mowers. However, the Hustler residential mowers have the same qualities of their commercial ones, such as welded structure, large bearings and welded deck.
Here's a video of the raptor residential. Note all the welding. LINK
Go with the 52" over the 48". The metal on the Raptor is thinner than my Hustler, but it's probably plenty for what you're doing.
Use the dealer in Katy (Max). Don't use the one in Rosenberg...sometimes has some morons in his repair shop.