I have owned WS's for about 6 years at my company, I have 3 52"'s. I'm pleased with the way the machines run, cut grass etc, however I'm not happy with the spindles. Every year it seems that each machine needs one. Being greaseless, I'm why have such a poor spindle, with an otherwise solid machine. I have spent quite a bit of $ on parts and labor to replace these and hate doing beginning of the year tuneup, knowing I gonna spend a couple hundred bucks per spindle per unit. While obviously my machines are out of warranty, I do know that my older exmark units, never needed replacement under such low hours, as I greased them regularly.