One thing I have found out with The Freehold V2--a bigger house and a larger yard mean more work. (Shocking discovery, huh?) The old riding lawnmower, adequate for the V1 yard, isn't quite what we need at the new place. We have far less grass to mow, but more/heavier yardwork to do.
Researching my alternatives brought me to the Small Tractor FAQ. Lots of good information there to let the prospective small tractor owner get up to speed before the salesdroids get their hooks in.