Well I just got a Scag 32" 15hp Kohler, and man it sure takes some time to be able to use it without taking out a mailbox or flower garden. Practiced all day in my yard and my back and shoulders are still tired. I will remember one day that I am not strong enough to hold the mower from going into something and to apply the thumb switches that put it in neutral. I still haven't used it on a property yet. And was wondering if it is any easier to control with the use of a velke, or proslide? Any comments on how to make it easier are appreciated. Oh, I felt like I was on a carnival ride the first time I made a ZERO turn and about got flung across the yard. My wife sure enjoys watching me get thrown and spun around in yard. Thanks.