G,day from Australia..... always hated mowing grass, but having recently purchased a property out in the country (tree change) I now have more grass than I've ever had...... but it's all mine and I love mowing it....?
Bought myself a second hand toro groundsmaster 1000L. Crazy expensive here in OZ. Does the job, infact I think it's a perfect match 4 me, till I get a few cows.
Just bear in mind that you have a finish mower under your bum and not a slasher .
Keep the blades sharp and mow often.
In fact get a 2nd or 3rd set and change them every couple of mows or you will find they self tighten so hard you will have to cut the blade bolts off .
Good luck trying to get livestock right now .
Depending upon where you are, consider alpacas easy care , shear 3 times then sell into the meat market .
Goulburn does Alpacas one day a month & prices are really good.
Apart from that they have pads so do not compact the soils , aggressivly chase off foxes & snakes and are very water efficient.
Same stocking rate as sheep.
Toss a couple of goats in with them to clean up what the alpacas don't eat.
RGS & Stens should both do aftermarket blades at around 1/2 to 2/3 the Toro price and ASP have a reasonable range of bigger mower blades also at good prices.
Don't try to do tight 180's , bad for the machine & bad for the pasture .
Everywhere that you rip the grass & leave a bare patch is a potential wed germination spot .
Do one or two runs clockwise around the fence line so you are tossing the clippings into the paddock then cut the rest in anti clockwise circles .
This prevents a build up of clippings around the fence & fence posts.
A windrow around the fence is asking for a grass fire to take out the bottom wire and piles around the posts make it difficult to trim or spray around the posts .