Hey guys, OK, so I was able to give it a test run this weekend. While the leaves haven't totally started falling yet, we have had so much rain I've not been able to cut. With the cool temps and moisture my grass was LONG as s#$t so I decided to stick in the "grass screen" and give it a go. Here are my first impressions with a couple pics and my pros and cons. Pro: -Very maneuverable (except when totally full) with decent viability -Quick learning curve getting used to the extended length. Trailing it would be even easier. -LOTS of space, only had to dump it 4 times when cutting 3 acres -Even when full not too bad to dump. -Great vacuum ability, pulled all the grass up and left a great cut even when very wet. Also sucked up tiny acorns without issue. -Vanguard runs strong, started on first pull and was decent on gas. Only had to refill once to do a full 3 acres. -Will make fall cleanup a snap. The ability to vacuum out the beds is another great feature. Con: -Gets VERY heavy when full. Granted this was all wet/damp grass. Definitely recommend purchasing the front jack stand (I'm ordering this now) in the event you ever had to disconnect it when full. It would be a nightmare to manage. -When full, handling is quite tricky. Kind of a "tail walks the dog" scenario. Must be very careful when changing directions. This is a moot point when trailing but pulling with a Z on a fixed mount takes some getting used to. -Got so heavy it snapped the welds on my 2" receiver hitch. Problem solved by replacing with a steel (was aluminum) receiver. Shouldn't be an issue now. -When full puts a lot of strain on the hydro system. Wouldn't want to use this regularly as it caused some "chatter" when moving from a stand still and turning. Just need to be careful and not let it get quite so full. Leaves will be better with less weight. -Hinge clamps: had a couple where the small piece of metal behind the springs (tough to explain without seeing it) started to slide out making them not work. This was a simple fix by pushing the plate back in. I'm concerned more from a design standpoint but will keep an eye on it and contact CR if they become problematic. -In very wet grass, need to go slow or it clogs. Again, can be avoided by slowing down or waiting for it to dry out. The tube never clogged but the outfeed tube going into the bag did causing the grass to back up in the deck. With the increased size of the Z10 (and XL) tube, they should increase the size of the impeller outfeed housing to accommodate. All in all it worked great with a few minor items. Nothing that would dissuade me from buying it again. It's a great piece of equipment and should provide me years of use. Just takes a bit of time learning the limits of what it can do and how it reacts when attached to my mower. Here are a couple action shots!