I've sat on a few of the cheap ZTR's in Home depot and even my local Lawn tractor shop. I thought "Hey this might make a great back up machine" , but then could see how cheaply made it was. A Zero turn is a really dangerous piece of equipment when used by someone that is not skilled. I noticed that the controls and parts on a cheap ZTR are really not made to last and might also contribute to accidents. I remember back in when 3 wheel ATVs were banned...maybe we as a community should ban these cheap ZTR's? Home owners unskilled riding a machine like this should be insured and might think twice if it would cause injury.