Originally Posted by Randy G.
My Cub dealer told me he had guy's try to tear the lawn with the Tank S and said it wouldnt do it no matter how hard they tryed. I really thought about the Z Force 48 S but, was scared of the longevity of the steering system. Good luck with whatever you chose. The Hustler fastrac SD is a really nice machine. I went with my buddy to pick his up. He really likes it.
Randy, I'm going to take a better look at the steering system today. I'm a reliability engineer by trade, so I have the same concerns. When I looked at it briefly the other day it seems pretty solid and fairly straight forward. One advantage I see on the S model is that the transmissions will see less jaring since the machine is controlling the turning instead of the operator with the bars.