There is a 38 JD crank deck WB on Ebay just now and I asked the seller if it is a dual belt or a dual hydro, as there are no belts visible going to the wheels. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150150055630&sspagename=ADME:X:RTQ:US:11 And he said it was a 5 speed shift on the go. Is this Deeres substitute for the peerless 5 speed transmission? Other than the shallower stamped deck issue, most of the opinions here said they werent bad mowers for their day so Im assuming they were somehow dual drive zero turn? Were there gear and hydro versions of this mower? And do those decks ride (and rise up and down) on the back anti scalp wheel rather than the frame? I cant make sense of how the deck is suspended? I guess Ill have to wait till one is for sale near me and go look at it. For someone wanting easier height adjustment than even the 4 pins on a typical floating deck walk behind is this older mower worth considering?