I have a grasshopper 722d with 61 inch deck and a hopper. from the moment I got the machine (new) it had problems. the rollbar was loose, parking brak not adjusted, pully bolt in the deck was loose. springs have broken. parts just fall off for no reason. the belt on the collection system falls off on its own. i am going through 1 quart of oil in the engine every week now and burning gas twice as fast as it used to. it has about 150 hours on it. I had all the hydraulic fluid spill out becase the drain wasn't install tight enough. now its overheating if the grass is thick. (shouldn't it be able to handle that?) now today when I engaged the pto the whole switch pulled out of the intrument panel in my hand. and of course the is the 1 inch wide strip of grass that it just doesn't want to cut no matter how clean the deck and how sharp the blades. (never more than 10 hours old) did I get convinced that its a good product just because its expensive? you should have to reassemblepart of the deck when you get it because the factory did it wrong. at this point I will probably sell this thing before its even a year old to get a new john deere. at least I know from experience that when that breaks, you did it. whats the deal? i am out 16 thousand for something that is broken every single week and its costing me a lot of money.