A light deck lift! I love the way Hustler builds their decks crazy strong but my 66" SZ with all the added baffles and the striper is crazy hard to lift. I had considered adding a mulch kit this year to battle my clippings. Wife can lift it once maybe twice then she's done. Because I fly I have to feather the deck and my leg aches and my foot goes numb. I've adjusted the spring tension almost as tight as it will go. Don't have to worry about deck bounce on this one. Same as you I didn't see a listing on the Kohler web site. I'm with you on the breather lines are a must. I was just thinking a guy could unhook them to remove the rest of the ROPS and find another sweet place for them to go. The light kit is a no go for me also due to the disappearing ROPS. They are handy though so I may install my own somewhere out of the way up front. Hadn't given much thought to the rear but I can see your concern. I only need them in the early spring or late fall. Out hear it's already staying light till 9:30 and will be light around 10:00 or later at the longest so as much as I like to make money I need to shut her down so I'm not disturbing people too late. I have a couple of properties that are empty or far enough out that it's not a problem.