I saw it!! The new deck on the Lesco Viper is a fabricated and hand welded deck made like the ones on their walk behinds. It is about time they improved the thing. With the new deck comes upgraded pulleys and spindles. The decks were the problem with earlier vipers. If this fixes the problem, then there will be a new contender(and price competitor) in the ztr market. I know the people who were so busy downing the vipers will still not be convinced, but I have seen the cut of their fabricated decks, and these things lay down some serious stripes!! 48 , 52, or 60 inch decks available. 19 or 23 hp kawasaki's to choose from. Anybody who demos one, let me know. I am watching this mower with a RENEWED interest.