And everything is falling apart already! Funny how good mowers will run in the garage when they are clean and tuned and as soon as they hit the real world again they go to s**t!!! The little 36" walker is in the shop with carburator problems that I could not get figured out. My better Dixon has about a dozen things going wrong with it. The trimmer suddenly dosn't want to run right. Makes for a VERY frustrating day when I have to keep peicing things back together all the time to keep them going.... There's something to be said for NEW equipment!!!! Problem is I just don't have the funds to be makig another payment for a new ZTR, but it's the front line machine... I need it to be up and running all the time, no exceptions. I have a back-up ZTR and it looks like I'm going to have to start using it as the frontline machine again! I peiced things together all last season with the anticipation of buying a NEW ztr first thing this year. Those plans were dashed by the new-used truck I had to buy to replace the Ford I had... Sorry to vent, reply with your tales if you like! I'm going to go tommorow to the dealer with my old machine and see what kind of a "deal" I could possibly get. I'm solo and looking at about 50 hours of cutting a week. (not including all the extra stuff) I have NO time for breakdowns!