Never thought that I would say it, but, I found a mower that I like better than my 27hp-62" Toro Zs. It is the John Deere 997. I can't get over how well this mower performs. I just bought this thing and it is a beast with its 72" deck and 31hp. I am going to keep them working side by side for a while, but if things continue as they seem now, I will probably replace all my big Toros with 997s. I hope it holds up, it sure appears to be solidly built. I'll let you know if it doesn't.