I recently moved to a very hilly property in ski country. I needed a mower that could cut my hills and get in under and around trees. I borrowed a zero-turn mower--never again! I considered a compact tractor, but would be limited to going only straight up and down the hills.
The Ventrac is the only mower that will cut my property. I can go up, down, across, stop and change direction on virtually any part of my property. Don't call it a "lawn tractor" it is a serious specialized and versatile tractor. I can't say enough good things about this product. Made in the USA too!