Got a call from dealer yesterday that chopper rep was there w/ the run behind. hauled over there & got to check it out. The controlls are sensitive like the vtc on regular choppers, since I am used to them I picked up quickly, nice smooth full zero. I liked the fact you could lower & raise deck from platform ( whitch is huge & comfortable) It was a neat mower. you get the same productivity from the coatsville. they said its great on hills.