I don't know if I will buying another Hustler. Our 37" walk-behind has 4 broken welds on the the deck carrier. This is not a warranty item and I am going to have to eat it. The machine has 200 hours. I have had them welded again, but these welds are also starting to crack. Awesome craftmenship!! The back brace on our Super Z has also been replaced twice due to broken welds. What gives? The only thing tough about this machine is the leading edge of the deck. It also has broken welds on the top of the deck near the discharge. This has never happened with 4000 hours of use on two Dixie Choppers, or any other walk-behind I have owned. So it is definately a Hustler defect.