I recent call for service assistance to BOP yielded absolutely positive and satisfactory results. KUDOS TO PHONE TECH MIKE? FYIif anyone is ever concerned about purchasing a BOP mower due to maintanence concerns- dont be. The folks at BOP are terrific.... During my conversation we discusssed the new dually hydro mowers that have been designed by BOP. My challenge to BOP was and is this: Design and build a 48" dual hydro. Lets take it a step further and be truly cutting edge. Design and build a 48" WB mower w/ a diesel engine or a direct inject gasoline small engine. The phone tech advised that BOP has, in fact, seriously looked at the implementation of/ integration of a diesel engine into the line up. The problem is that apparently there are very few vertical shaft small engine diesel manufactures out there. BOP apparently looked at an engine manufacturer in Italy; however, the lack of field support for these engines would prohibit the implementation of this engine. I am a simple, but yet a creative man. I gotta think that there is a solution to this problem..... There has to be. Has BOP considered a parternship with the likes of Kubota, Yanmar, etc? O.K. Gary- there ya go. Its off my chest now. The first challenge is to get moving on a 48" dual W/B unit. Secondly, integrate a small diesel into the picture. Any one else out there like to see a BOP 48" unit??? Outfittted w/ a diesel engine?????