Just wanting to hear from other owners of the new Deere 997 Z-TRAK's, generally, pros, cons....not a bash thread. So.... Have you got the electric footlift to raise the deck? I had one fitted, but when I let the deck down it falls at full speed, no cushioning in the hydro ram, how can I fix this? I have a 997, 60'' rear discharge, having some issues with it, firstly the radiator wasn't sealing onto the shroud inside the hood, so radiator clogged fast. this was repaired using rubber instead of the foam, and they modified the hood so it wold seal under the radiator. Now I'm pushing deere to find a fix to reduce how the rear screen sucks up air borne debris, and sets off the heat buzzer, we have fitted a rubber mat under the engine to reduce the dust etc from being stirred up by the radiator fan.....but makes only a slight difference. Deere say they have no complaints from others so aren't looking at a fix, so just wandering if you have had similar problems or 100% happy? Hey, do ya like the super tall ROPS? lol! What I do like is how solid they are, how smooth the hydro system is, very nice engine, cheap to run, good all round visability, expect behind obviously. A very nice machine, once I can find a fix for my probs with mine I'll be happy, they are well built, but that tall ROPS is gunna be modified! lol. I didn't demo a side discharge deck, I really wish I did now.....the rear discharge cuts well but doesn't leave a great clipping despersal, double cutting cures that 'mostly' though. A lot of the debris that gets sucked up on the rear screen is from the tyres flicking it up, maybe rear rubber mudguards would solve that?