I'm asking because my new Grasshopper bogs down a LOT. I'm more and more dissapointed with this overpriced machine every day. My biggest complaint though is the LACK of power! Iv'e checked the govenor spring settings and also confirmed that it IS opening up as much as it can when it's bogging down. Iv'e also made sure (had to adjust) that the no load rpm's was up to 3750 (as per the manual). Basically, If I hold the sticks full (which is a blazing 8 mph ) and am cutting a dry 2 to 3 inches off (a weeks growth), cutting around 3.5" the engine bogs down like I'm bushhogging! I thought it was partly because I'm using the blower/catcher, but it also bogs without the blower on. Heck, the engine looses rpm's noticibly just DRIVING UP A GRADE!!! I've asked the dealer and he's not any help. He tells me that's the way it is, and that I'm just used to "lightweight dixon mowers" Mind you that the Dixon was onle about 300 pounds lighter, but also 11" less cut width. Also 23hp and rarely did the engine even WORK, let alone bog down like this. Any ideas?