My previous house/yard was 'do-able' with a self-propelled walk mower; the 'new to me' house isn't. About an acre, not level. Looking at JD riders, but big difference - garden tractors, vs lawn tractors - mostly in $$$$ and robust build/tranny. Currently don't anticipate needing to plow/till with one, but want it to handle an incline, and not be in the repair shop. Turns out the Big Box JD's are a bit different from those the dealer carries. I'm leaning towards a 300 series, tractor, with a bagger on board. But I'm willing to be convinced going in a totally different direction.