Puppy I suggest you read some of the posts just in this thread, it's not like I am pulling this out of my a$$. You mow your farm but to say the new mower rides better in all conditions like you are implying is a dream on your part. I have heard complaints on the ride and I tried one and immediately realized without the flex forks the mower would have beat the sh it out of me. The dealer told me they are putting pneumatic tires on the 2013 because of ride complaints on earlier models so I am wondering if this has solved some of this issue? My Super, I do not need any of that crap band aid stuff and I can run it wide open with no problem even over rough terrain, I would say your farm is smooth riding for the most part and you like all the bells and whistles for whatever reason. You may be right and I may be better off just buying a new Super and would have but I have heard a few actually quit a few complaints about the newer machine through the grape vine, Read some of the post's on that thing even in this thread right here and I have verified them with people who own them in my town so we are not making this stuff up. I am glad for you all is well with your Hustler purchases but those are the conditions of Puppies world and do not equate to the whole picture for all who cut in different types of conditions.