Im glad your liking the the machine. I doubt the deck would work over here but the rest of it looks awesome! We dont have Exmark here unfortunately but have the Toro. I'd assume Toro will get this RED tech at some stage. Exmark have left everyone behind with this Tech, it was way over due. Maybe others will follow now, and so they should! Correct me if Im wrong but the tractor is the same as the Toro G3? If so, the machine will be great on hills. Ive said it before that a friend has a G3 and the places he takes it is insane, places I wouldnt dream of taking any machine. Also, the strength of the Toro is way more than adequate! He's had virtually no problems with something like 2000hrs on it. He has had to replace a hydro but may of been a broken axle but again with the stuff he does at times, its held up very well! The shorter wheelbase and the hard casters give a rougher ride than the XR7 SZ. They should come up with some kind of flex fork. The shorter wheelbase will make it touchy to drive but you will get used to it and Im sure things will loosen up. Going back to my old SZ from the new for a day was an experience. Touchy as hell when I never noticed it while I was on it all the time. The 28efi for me really wasnt enough to run the SZ hydros and deck. Its ok when grass is dry, slow growing and no slopes. Thats where the Exmark will shine. More than enough engine to run everything! Put it against the new SZ with the 35 for a real apples to apples comparison. No comparison on fuel usage thats for sure! Anyway, would love to see some more pics!!!!!