I have a 450 series toro. 23 kawa engine. DFS bagger, 52 deck, bought new in march of 2007, current hours 550. Bought the machine from dealer 1. Dealer 1 is no longer in the business. Now I go to dealer 2 45 miles away. Last week monday, the 16th of June - my pump or wheel motor was leaking oil badly. Couldn't turn, nothing, had to push the mower onto the trailer with 3 guys. Dealer 2 puts in a seal kit. Tells me it is good to go and last night, the 24th of June he finally calls and says it it ready - I go get the mower. In the meantime - renting a kubota which i don't like. I unload the mower today - don't even get 100 yards and my right side was out. Really didn't see any oil but the tank was empty - get more oil. I go down the street to get air out etc and drive easy in a straight line - guy is yelling at me saying I am lossing oil. Yep - out, and the oil is running. I call dealer 2 - he tells me he can't warrenty the work he did cuz maybe the wheel motor is shot. Well - why didn't it get replaced? Toro told him not to. He goes on to tell me what this is going to cost me - I was like ME. This is under warrenty. Dealer told me - no toro wouldn't warrenty this. I call Midwest Turf in Omaho NE. Talk to the warrenty guy - his name is Dan. He tells me they go by what the dealer says (dealer 2 tells me there not equiped with the tools or know how about this issue) He also says toro is very liberal about the warrenty to keep people like me happy - considering I am running 4 of these units. I then call toro in St Paul/minn area. Talk to the rep for my region. Same story. I drop the mower off again 45 miles away (dealer 2 said you wouln't pick it up) and he tells me at the front door that this probably is not a warrenty issue. I tell him, well - figure something out. My take is that dealer 2 tells toro one thing, probably makes more money off me for shop rate than what he would make doing warrenty work. What can you guys tell me.