Thats a good real world test of the stout BB 1/4" or 3 ga ADS deck design & spindles. When I got my AOS diesel back in October 08, Their was a large 20 acre church we maintain needed the last cutting for the season. The weekend before I took delivery of the BB the church has a "victory" party with lots of large tents been doing this for years. Well this year the tent company left on of those massive 4' metal stakes they use to pound into the ground to secure the tent to the ground. I just had put the diesel on the ground, and hit the stake, it shoot that stake across the ground like a missle, and bent the fusion blade to 90. Their was zero damage to the spindle, and not one scratch on the underside of the deck. Changed the bent blade and was mowing again. Even with the blade delay I still finished that church in record time vs our old ZTR. I would only ask you to give the Bad Boy a fair comparision, their not a match for every LCO. But worth the look for sure.