I would like to ask why some of the excellent ZTR's, including Exmark, do not have articulating front axles? I have been told by those familiar with both types that those with the articulating front axles offer a much better ride and even a better cut on bumpier terrain. Is this true? Is there a downside to this axle? I know that the Lesco Z-Two ZTR has an articulating front axle, however you don't, Deere doesn't, I don't think Hustler does, Toro doesn't - - so it must not be a necessity...but is it a drawback at all? Is it a plus? Thanks!