I put my 36 V-Ride on a diet. I removed the folding rider platform extension, the big cushion, and the two 35 lb weight plates under the front deck. It took about 80 lbs off the mower. The only issues I've noticed is my guys have hot rodded around tree rings and beds with tight turn radius's and it shifted the weight to the outside tire and did make some ruts. I've told my two guys who weight 140-160 they can use it but my one guy who may go 200 must use my other walk behind. I've told everyone to slow down and walk the mower in tight spots. The V-Ride can be too fast for it's own good sometimes.