I have had my Hustler since late March. Nothing but great thing's to say with some slight exception when cutting thick wet grass. I noticed the paint comming off of the leading edge of my deck which I assumed was normal for wear. Upon closer inspection I noticed that it was chipping/flaking off. I then noticed on the rear of the deck the same problem was occuring were there is no possiblity of wear problems. I took it to my dealer and they conccured that the paint was flaking off with ease and said they would replace the deck no question's ask! WOW!!! Now that's standing behind your equipment... Thanks Hustler!