holly cow. i've just been introduced to the dixie chopper and i think i'm in love! the local dealer cut the high school stadium and it looks awsome. stripes like they were painted on. and he said it's all done with the blade speed? no roller. i currently have a 61 steiner ztr and will be selling it for one of these fine machines. here in this part of ohio everyone runs steiners and partly because they leave nice stripes with the big roller behind the deck, well i think once the word is out he's going to sell alot of dixies. would appriciate any comments from current/past owners and does anyone know where to find used choppers? thanks guys and by the way we have been mowing for about a month and 3 weeks here TONS OF RAIN!!! i'm sure we will have a drought soon lol.