Well -- the lawyers have finally done it. ROPS & seat-belts on mowers. What next? --- Helmets? Carrying a "round" notebook with "circles of paper" so you don't accidentally hit one of the sharp paper corners?? I am so sick of this inane crap I could puke. All predatory lawyers and insurance company crap. Predatory Lawyer: It's OK to require that big, bad manufacturers pay for these "extras" --- sure they'll make less profit but that's OK since they are huge, greedy, companies which will barely notice the decreased profit. Those companies will NEVER pass the costs on to the LCO's .. they'll be satisfied with less profit ... NOT!!!! Now -- if the manufacturers wanted to make it an "option" -- fine -- but it's not an option -- you WILL pay for it. Is this America? Land of the Free?? Not anymore --- it's the land of the predatory lawyer. This kind of crap is all around you now ... and you're paying and paying and paying for it.