I just wanted to start a non Kohler bashing thread. My 18hp Command uses .70 of a gallon a hour. I just love the why the governer kick it under load. Sorta like hitting the Nitrous Oxide button. It looks like I am going to have to break down and buy a new ZTR. I am getting a 23hp Kohler with a 62" deck a comfy seat. With a Jrco bar and a 1 7/8 trailer ball I will be able to rake 60" shread the thatch and plug 48" in one pass. I still plan to use a POS 44 walkbehind to power a spreader. There is no way fertilizer is going to get thrown all over a machine that cost way too much for a lawnmower. This dynamic duo along with my 62" wb for backup is going to rule over all quality athletic fields in a three county area.