Wildwest, I'm not sure we are on the same page here. Both the Exmark FrontRunner and Grasshopper 600, 700, and 900 series are ZTRs.
ZTRs are found in both front mounts and mid mounts. Maybe you were confused by some of the rear steer front mounts out there.
As for looks/styling of some mid mount ZTRs, how does everyone veiw the look of Dixie Chopper? Change it? Leave it alone?