it's BRAND NEW. it's never been on grass. i bought it in august 2004 from hustler, brought it home, took it off the trailer , put it in my garage, covered it, and there it sits. i think it lists for around $9,000 w/ the suspension seat. i paid over $7,000 for it. i'll take $6,000 and throw in all the new extras i bought for it. (gator blades, 6 extra blades, mulch kit, and parts manual) someone out there must want a decent deal. call 410-586-1185 spring is right around the corner, buy now and save!