I know you asked nosparkplgs, but I'm gonna throw in my 2 cents here as well... Everything on a Bad Boy is made to come apart easily, with just a couple of bolts- For instance, the floor swings up for access to belts, seat swings up for access to electrics and hydro reservoir, engine shroud is held on by 4 bolts (swing away on AOS i think) allowing access to major engine service, both side panel/gas tank units fold out for access to mechanicals, and everything serviceable is a standard SAE size and made for easy access, for fast servicing in the shop or in the field. There is none of the "remove this to get to that" stuff here- everything is directly accessible without removing other mechanical items. All grease points (12 of them) are easily accessible, as well. Scroll through the "Bad Boy Advantage" tutorial here: www.badboymowers.com/view/97 The only negative thing to say about their servicability is that since it is so over-built, parts are heavy. I'm ok with that... ;-) Now, as far as everyone getting their panties in a wad over the "my mower is better" thing, I know there are lots of good mowers out there. I hope many of the companies continue to compete with strong products, since competition only helps us consumers get good equipment at a fair price. You guys that like Scag, that's great- I hear they're excellent mowers. Same with Exmark, etc. I'm not dissing anyone else's choice- I'm just very happy with mine.