I've done a search on grasshopper's and couldn't find anything on here. I'm not sure if it's operator error or this site has got more screwy. I've always wanted to try one but have heard a lot of mixed reviews. I used to work at a state park in 90' and they bought some hoppers right after I left. I was told that they stayed in the shop all the time and they couldn't get anything done as far as mowing. Personally, they look flimsy to me...everything is micro compared to my Scag TT...caster's, thickness of the steel, etc. I've even heard one guy claim they were more of a homeowner mower than a commercial unit. You hear things like that and then you hear someone on here claim they have over 7000 hrs on theirs with a diesel. I like the versatility of the front mount and that's why I'm considering one-doing a demo on a diesel next week. The big thing is that I never see them being used around here and that's usually a red flag. Any insight will be greatly appreciated.