I had a positive-negative experience with my 2000 Metro HP today. First off the article in TURF magazine on tips should be read and adhered to. A tip recommending bringing extra belts could have saved me an hour and a half. My blade clutch drive belt snapped today, the result of running over a dog chain? Didnt snap until four yards later. The machine is around thirteen months old and has not had anything except plugs, oil and oil filters replaced. The tip: This belt can be replaced without any tools. After removing old belt simply set new belt under the frame, and thread onto the rear pulley first by SLIGHTLY engaging the blade engagement lever. This will allow enough clearance for the belt to slip around a protrusion(bolt) of the pulley above it. By laying on my back, I then found it simple to round the belt around the forward pulley. Very quick and easy repair. My replacement belt cost $24 with a small proceed going to Uncle Jesse Ventura. I was fortunate to be close to a dealer who had the part in stock. I think I may replace all the belts annually? Anyone know if this may be overkill? Thanks everyone, and I hope this will assist you in your quest for fortune and fame.