Follow up, this article shows the only 3 electric riding mowers available today in the US
mean green is the only w it's with mower decks big enough for what I need, but it costs as much as a compact car. The day someone comes up with 54" or bigger deck that isn't 5 figures, I'm in. Otherwise, it's probably going to be a JD 584 4 wheel steer as I just broke a belt on my zero turn, all 5 mowers are out of commission until I can get a new belt for the zero turn and figure out the runs-perfect-for-30-seconds-then-dies problem with the JD 345.
Edit: thanks Mister Dave for reminding me of the wonderment of the Internet. My Jd345 was made operational again with a quick compressed air squirt into the right hose to clear out a blockage in the carb. 1 working, 4 more to go - although one will be easy, a belt change. The other 3 will be more challenging. The oldest 345 needs to either get a new mower deck that has rusted, or we weld the heck out of it, add a new spindle, and add a new electric PTO to the mower. The 850 needs to have the engine and transmission split, the crank removed, honed and reinstalled with new bearing inserts. The 3032E with the 3 point 272 JD deck needs a new gear box, and Neither JD nor Curtis has one in stock any more, so I'm going to have to find someone with a good gearbox and ruined deck, or find a way to attach a 3rd party gearbox to the mower deck. Part of me wishes I didnt' find a job so quickly after losing my last one, I could use the down ten to catch up on some chores around the place - yet without a steady income, there'd be no extra cash to fund these hobbies.