Well guys I did it. Went in debt but feel I got a mower that will last me my life. I bought a Lazer Z 27hp Kawasaki 60". It was a demo 2002 model with 45hrs on it.. model LZ27ka6074 I had the bug for this in a bad way. I should have paid more attention. I got it home and to mow my 2 acres. I noticed the loud squeeling pump noise when I move levers. I mean just move a tad and its pretty loud. The others grasshopper, Dixon, Steinner you name it I looked at it. Did not seem as loud Is it something adjusted or are they' just a bit loud. My neighbor has a Husky and it don't seem as loud. Not fussin I will take the noise as long as it is normal. I will take any pointers on this and things to know, what do as a new owner. Tks Fatdaddy Tennessee Just waiting for my grass to GROW!!!