I have had a 26 for three weeks and the spring on the end of the drive cable broke. Luckily I have a good dealer and he took one off a new mower and I was back on the road. He said it is the third spring that has broken and these mowers have only been available here for the past month and a half. Also, the mower sometimes leaves trails of grass where the wheels are. Anyone know why? It is more productive then a 21 but I hope exmark rectifies the spring problem and we can find out about the mysterious trails of grass.