This is probably nothing, but I have a new Lazer 25/60 that I am still demoing at home. I finally mowed with it a few days ago, and loved it, great cut, stripes, etc. However, when I go to place the sticks in neutral, the left side is much stiffer, and more relunctant to go into neutral. Also while turning, is it normal to hear "hydro noise"? One final question - when shutting the Kohler 25 off after mowing, it shutters and attempts to "restart" before finally quitting. Hope this makes sense to you. Thanks.