As long as I have no bad surprises on my test drive tomorrow I'm going to buy one of these two machines with a FEL and a rear finishing mower and a rear blade for the driveway. I have 20 acres on a new place to take care of, about half wooded, 5 acres mowable (though I plan to let some of that grow up and probably only continue to mow 2 acres) and 5 in an overgrown field I want to eventually develop in food plots. I'm OK with getting a farmer with a big tractor to brush hog and maybe disk up the field before I try to attack it with a (future purchase) tiller or something of the sort. The Max 28 is $1,400 more than the 25, can anybody tell my why I'd want the bigger machine? The mowing I'll continue to do includes going around a pond so the wider footprint / better stability on the 28 would probably be good, but I don't know if I realy need it just for that.