What to get? Self Propelled? Riding? Zero Turn?
Will be moving to the suburbs in a couple of months; never cut grass in my life. Lot size is half an acre with the house and garage taking up 1/3rd of lot; so total lawn will be .33 acre. I might get an in ground pool at some point; so the lawn will probably get smaller. I want to spend no more than 45 minutes cutting lawn once a week; 20-30minutes would be better. I want to keep it simple, don't want to maintain 2 machines. I rather not have to exercise in the summer heat. Level gound, corner lot with stone fence. There's about a 5foot wide swath of grass on the other side of the stone fence on 2 sides I am responsible for maintaining. I don't want to tinker with a machine that has constant problems.
From my research a Honda Hrx would probable fit the bill except, I won't want to walk behind it when it's 90 degrees outside. Budget: don't want to spend more than $1500, and I want the thing to last 25 years.
Suggestions or thoughts?