There are other guys on the forum who own your machine. Hopefully, some of them will chime in and offer some tips to get the most out of your machine. Several vride owners have mentioned removing the weight and how it helped with hillside handling.
No stand on machine is good on hills ....we got vride and wrights. You put WB or wide wheel base like TT on hills. Keep your vride that is the only unit sold in our market. Ours has 1200 in 2.5 years and we love it. And think about repair...the scag is easy .