Well, my bobcat procat melted the rods last week. At 1800 hours I didn't want to spend the enormous amount of money to replace with a new Kawi. I purchased a Snapper Pro 200xt with the Briggs 27hp. I was reluctant because of some negative reviews I had seen , but the dealer said they have had very few warranty claims and will stand behind 100 0/0. I am gpoing to see if I like it and maybe try to replace the bobcat engine with one which is much cheaper is cost.