Back in '03 it was in the bed of my pickup with the handle bars facing the cab. I decided not to pay attention and hit the lady in front of me at about 15mph. Scratched the cab and bent the right (??) handlebar down. Been using it that way ever since. I dunno, never thought to have it replaced, works just fine. Just wanted to point it out so anyone coming to look at it doesn't think I'm trying to hide anything from him/her. I'm actually sad to let her go. It was our first commercial mower, we just simply don't have the room left in the trailer with the 36 we just bought from a fellow lawnsite member.