What is the best riding mower for an acre lot and slopes over flat terrain? My new neighbors (I just moved here a few months back.) seem to ALL have either John Deere or Cub Cadet mowers. I was eyeing a Husqvarna a few weeks back but after some much needed research and friendly asked opinions; I think I’ve found one I can live with for the $1000 max I want to spend. It’s a John Deere LX 277 for a grand with all new fluids, filters, and freshly serviced PTO and blades. Excited for this but the big deal is the 17hp Kawasaki air-cooled engine and Tuff Torq 60 hydro transmission that it has. Any advice would be appreciated as I go to see it tomorrow. Thanks!