We just got back from a trip to J. Thomas to pick up some parts. I used to work in Michigan so we thought we would take a run over and pick some stuff up. Even with the exchange and duty it's almost 1/2 price of what I would pay here in Ontario. Sure was glad we got there early, I didn't know they now close the counter at 2:00. That's something they should put on the website, it would have been a long drive for nothing. Of course there was a bunch more stuff I need so another trip is in the works. One of the problem I always run into there is they can't cross reference parts very easily. I have a MTD Pro Z which is the same as Cub and Lesco, they always say they don't have parts for the MTD. I have the same problem with my Steiners, they are the same as the Ransomes Bobcat models and many parts are interchangable. Next time I will have all my part numbers ready before going to the counter, the 2:00 closing is a pain. For those who are wondering why I don't buy locally, I do but right now I have a set of blades on order from my Dealer (90 mile round trip away)for two weeks now. I don't need them right away I was there picking up some other parts and asked for them. And this is for a 61" deck he should have stock out his wazoo for this size. Any other Canadians going to J. Thomas? I need a bunch of tires and some other odds and ends.