Well it's time to get another unit and I was planning on a Dixie Chopper XW2500 until I got to take a good look at the Grasshopper mid mounts at the Expo. I went to the local Grasshopper dealer today and they are very sharp machines. I espically like the controls set up more than that of the Choppers and the price is about $1,500-2,000 cheaper. What are the down sides of the Grasshoppers? As always appreciate the feedback.