Hi everyone. My first post but a long time reader. I'm not in the commercial lawn mower business but I might as well be since I mow my 13 acres at least every 10 days. I'm using a JD 48" lawn tractor with my Kubota tractor and a bush hog (got some rough slopes with lots of bumpy ground.) I'm rapidly destoying the JD which is now 3 years old and limping out of the barn. I think I hear it moaning as I drive it out. I'm seriously looking at the Grasshopper 928D so I can clean the clippings and change the blades in a standing position. I like to replace my blades at least monthly. This 60 year old body wants to go in the sleep mode when I lay on my back.....lol. The question .............I would like to know what the pro's do to maintain the deck and blades on the other ZTR's that don't have the Grasshopper lift capability? If there is an easy solution in order to allow me to stand for deck maintenance then my ZTR machine choices are many. I'm willing to go as high as $14,000 since my CFO says I'm worth it....... Thanks for all the knowledge y'all have shared with us amateurs.