I have asked this in the Exmark froum but the rep is not in for a few days and I need a fast answer. I bought a used Lazer Z lhp 48" last fall. The mower is great but I get a lot of blow uot from the front of the deck. I discovered why, the front factory baffle is not there. I can't imagine why the previouse owner would remove it. My local dealer says that because of the mowers age he can no longer get that part. Other than haveing a custom part fabricated (I'm thinking $$$$$$$$$$) does anyone have a clue where I could find that part, I've already ebay and craiglist searched to no avail.