I have known eric for over 15 years, for the last 10 he kept tellin me to buy a chopper. But being that i only have about 42 lawns i never thought a chopper is what i wanted, But after 12 years and 4 JD walk bhines later and 4 to 5 trips to dealer per season, last year i decided to buy a chopper 2000 XW2303, ok wait there was that 5 or 6 months Lesco thing biggies dumb thing i ever did, Don't even want to talk about it, i'll say this much NO I CAN'T. You can't get me off my chopper,so this year i bought another,so me and my son can each have are own to run. I had a ski thing on the walk bhines but the chopper get the job done in almost 1/2 the time. I even had to make my trailer 12inchs longer so i can get 2 chopper on borad. Now i have over 50 lawns and 5 reteion ponds.CAN'T WAIT TO GET MOWING..... I LOVE MY CHOPPERS.