I was visiting a friend of mine and he wanted to show me his new toy! I knew he had been looking for a new mower to replace his old Zipper front cut. He told me he had tried every front cut he could find and setteld on an Encore! After looking the machine over I was suprised at how smooth the machine was! It impressed me on the leaves it chewed up. I just found it interesting about this machine! It seems to be a good alternative to the Woods and Hopper machines around here!