I finally picked my mower today after a week of haggling with the dealer to allow me to have it. I couldn't even believe he made me wait till today after it came off the truck Monday. Stoopid Hertz placed an order for 10 kubotas and my JD fell somewhere behind all that crap on their schedule until I put a boot up someones butt. I mowed a few rather large yards with it today and I was impressed. The mulch on demand is pretty good too. Since I only got the 48" deck, the mod doesnt seem to make any kinda noticeable drag on the motor. I mowed a whole area of a large yard with the mod on (forgot to open it back up) and I saw no difference in the mow either. I am completely stoked to be the first private LCO in Corpus Christi to rock a 900 series JD. The school district has a few 997's but them things are so big and overgrown that they just don't even seem like they are in my mowers class. Seeing they are diesels, I guess there not . get some pics up when I take some more. Do a general review here soon also.