I am replacing my standers. I wanted to go diesel, because red fuel is cheaper and diesel is way more efficent. $3 per gallon for gas is to much. red fuel at $2.10 is better. If not some home made bio-diesel. So my choices are Grasshopper and Kubota. Because I want a kubota diesel. I am looking at Grasshopper 322D 61" diesel midmount with the 15cu collections system. I know their bagging system is one of the best. I have used hopper out fronts before. Its a great machine. Just with the hills we have around here, its not a good choice. So I am looking at their midmounts. I like the kubota diesel, monster 16cc fan cooled pumps, heavy frame and deck, 5 grease points, radiator placement and the seat. So who has one? Any problems? Cut quality? Stripping? If it sucks, I can whip up a stripping kit in 20 minutes or so. Hill holding ability? I have a demo tomorrow. My dealer is giving me 322D 61" diesel for $9300. The collections systems for $1300. Plus tax, 6 months same as cash, if not 1.9% financing after that. The best part is we are getting a large account that we need the hoppers for. They are paying the whole season up front , because we don't have the equipment to handle it. But are willing to help us because they know and want our service. We do the vp's house now. Hopefully we get the pres and other vp house's too.