after reading with great interest the recent threads here related to these mowers. By the way, this website and you people who post here, are a HUGE help to those of us who are in the market for a ZTR and know nothing about them. I'm learning fast, thanks to you. I really liked this machine, especially the smooth ride, since I have some very rough areas to mow. However, I'm wondering if anyone here who is familiar with these mowers had the same problem I did. It seems that quite often, from a standing start, one of the drive wheels would spin a little before it "grabbed" and scuff up the grass in the process. I'm speaking here of situations where you are starting off in a direction other than the one which the front wheels are already pointing. This would happen no matter how slowly and carefully I applied the power in some situations. I've tried several other ZT mower brands and none of them did this. I thought surely something was out of adjustment, but the salesman seemed to think it was normal. I wouldn'nt mind buying this machine, but I have enough trouble maintaining 3 acres of shaded St. Augustine without adding hundreds of skid marks to it every week. So my question is: Is this normal for a Bad Boy? Your comments are VERY much appreciated.