I am in the market for a new ZT. I tried out a Dixon and it beat me to death. I tried out a front mount Grasshopper and the ride is much smoother. I am going to try out a Ferris ZT with the independent suspension but I will have to drive 55 mile to do so. Does anyone have any experience with a Ferris with independent suspension? Does it really make that much of a difference? Will it give a comparable ride to a front mount mower?