I will try to make this long story as short as possible. Bought a Used Toro Z master, out front, w/bagger (the one that looks like a Walker) from a small local dealer for $3900 with 872 hrs on it, a few years back. Really dont use the mower alot. Put about 100 hrs on it since Ive had it. One day I noticed a lot of abnormal vibration when engaging the PTO. after inspection, I noticed the bracket that holds the Blade drive differential on top of the deck was cracked where the set screws fasten to the differential. Obviously the cause of the vibration. I take it in for repair to the same place I bought it. Basicaslly some simple welding. Only problem I have ever experienced with the mower. Drove it onto my trailer, hauled it to the dealer, drove it off my trailer, parked it, and showed the mechanic the problem, and left. The next day they call and explain to me that one hydro pump is busted and needs replacing. Naturally Im asking why, I only brought it in for welding, not hydro work. All he would say is "all i know is its busted out here". It was 4:30pm on a friday afternoon and i was in no position to make it there by 5pm so I told them I would come down Monday morning. I went planning to dispute the fact that it drove fine when I dropped it off. They did not dispute that, adding that they actually drove it from where I left it parked to their corral. They claim that when they went to get it the next day to bring it in the shop, that the pump just blew up upon starting the mower, spraying Hydro fluid everywhere and smoking. Now its locked up and the mower won't even start. Cost of repair $1100 Can this just happen out of the blue upon just starting the mower???? Their postion is pretty much...."Oh well, sucks to be you" Anyone ever seen a pump do this??? Or been in a similar situation with damage occuring at a service center. Im sure I overpaid for the mower to begin with, sinking another 1500 or so into it is very discouraging.