After several "garden tractors" I bought this New Holland TZ25DA. I could not be happier with this machine. As a homeowner, with 5 acres, the 54" belly mower is efficient, yet not too big to get around trees.
The front loader is used year around, including winter snow removal, transport of my wood chipper/shredder, bringing compost wherever it is needed. Don't know how I survived without it (yes, I used a wheel barrel or garden cart).
The rough cut mower makes clearing brush easy. I considered a larger model with stronger hydraulics, but the smaller machine is more than adequate, and is much more nimble.