Great mower, congrats! Even better that you have a friend who runs the same make of machines. He will be able to help if ever in need. Maintain it as the manual states. Run sharp blades, clean below the deck weekly and since you don't have the bagger yet, consider some gators. If you get the gators, be sure to sharpen them before installing, the factory sharpening and the protective paint makes for a bad cut. Good luck!!!
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