Just wanted to let everyone know how happy I am w/my Hustler Fastrack Z. I only have 70hrs. or so but have had no problems and it makes more of a beliver out of me every day. I have the 52" w/the 17.5 Briggs (I know, shouda got the 20 Honda) Live and learn right. This week I rented a Farris Z1000 48"/21 Kawi. I can honestly say after this week I know now how good I have it owning a Hustler. Not to bad mouth the Farris but the machine I rented only has 55hrs. the blades were in fair shape and does not have a mulch kit on it like my Fastrack does. My Fastrack's blades are equal as far as sharpness goes and the Fastrack was giving me a much better cut running at the same or close to the same ground speed. I know now also how nice it is to have some of the convience's of auto park brake, cup holders, the deck lift on the Hustler's Rock also. All I can say is that this is my first ZTR mower and I am always trying to learn as much as I can. One thing I've learned is that I made the absolute right choice buying a Hustler. Now I just can't wait to buy the next Hustler, probaly a Super Mini Z next season.