I found a 2011 GTH27V52LS tractor for sale from a landscaper who had switched to all ZTR mowers. He had owned the unit for 1 1/2 years and only put 38 hours on it, he sold it to me for $1500.
With my first mowing experience I mowed the backyard of a house in town with a 3/4 acre lot. With my old 42" 14hp Craftsman it took me a little over and hour to mow this yard. With the new Husqvarna I did it in 28 minutes, and the yard looked like a golf course when I was done.
I found the mower comfortable, easy to steer, relatively quiet, and fast. Mowing my yard at the farm, about 1 1/2 acres, the mower performed flawlessly and the time was almost half or what it took with my old mower.
After reading so much about failing hydro transmissions I went to the dealer to find out how to change the oil in the transmission. I was told that the unit was "factory sealed" and was made to last as long as the tractor.
What a crock! I did some investigation and found That my transmission had a spin-on type filter and was indeed serviceable. The factory recommends oil change after 100 hours and after every 400 hours thereafter.
I feel that with this unit the only thing lacking is a knowledgeable dealer who is not too lazy to learn about the products he sells.