As you can see, I'm running an exmark Metro 36" and a John Deere L110 mower, a homeowner model with automatic transmission. Gotta tell you all, the exmark is much faster, but the deck on that Deere just does not accumulate near the cr*p when mowing the wet stuff. On the exmark, some of it catches on connectors (nuts and bolts), and some of it catches in corners. The deck on the Deere is stamped (I suppose, not certain of that) and has fewer thingies poking down into the deck, and its SO much easier to keep clean. If I want to move up to a zero rider, can I expect the same problems as I'm getting with my metro?