first off after using this mower today i came to the conclusion i should have bought it a long time ago!!!! this thing is a beast!! Power is outstanding! the 13hp Kawasaki never bogged down once and just plowed through the tall grass! Handling: the controls are amazing. so easy to operate, with hydro reverse also made things so easy. Left an awesome cut. will continue to update as i put more hours on it! Will cut a few of my yards with it this week to test some more! before: after: Before: this yard hadnt been cut since January!! AFTER: MADE TWO PASSES THTS IT!!