Fastest Mower with Good Value for .25 acre
Would the experts here kindly give me some recommendations on the type of lawn mower I should be looking for? We just moved to the burbs and have probably .25 acre lawn. It's flat, we're in the Chicago area. My husband is 35 years old and really strong and likes to exercise. He wants to do the mowing, but wants it to be as quick as possible. What type of machine should we be looking at and about what budget should we have? Riding lawn mower? 42" cutter? Looks like those are about $1500. Or a self propelled? The wider cutters on the self propelled seem to be quite expensive, like around $3,000. How wide of a cutter do you think we need, and is self propelled a lot faster than riding?
Thank you for your help!!