i've been looking for a new mower lately. i currently have a kubota zd18 with 54" deck (800hrs). it's been a great little mower, i love the diesel motor it runs flawlessly and sips fuel. last month i fixed the charge pump it was shot. i have worried of one day having to replace a hydro motor on this machine. i've been told this can cost like $2000. i'm thinking is in my best interest to trade it in for a new mower. i have been told that they have fixed all the hydro problems they were having. as i look at their web site and read all the information. it's just a great mower. first of all it looks fabulous(actually has a hood for the motor). shaft driven, fixed or pivot front, jack, DIESEL, hydraulic foot lift deck. grass catcher looks good. down side.... weight my zd18 weighs about 1100 the new machine weighs 1671 i like my kubota i am weighing my options but i just can't see going back to a kubota. i've been eyeing up a hustler super z with a 54" deck. if this were your story what would you do?