After repairing my Great Dane AGAIN today) I noticed that my Surfer has 312 hours on it as of today, and in those 312 hours I have spent over $600.00 in repairs to the mower. This does not include any routine maintenance such as oil, filters, belts, or tires. I mow very litttle compared to most here, and have had my Surfer for about three years. That's over $2 for every hour I mow, towards repairs-not maintenance-repairs. I mentioned this fact to the dealer today and also told him I would never buy another Great Dane product again-not much he could say considering the facts. I will also add that my dealer has on more than one occasion has commented on how nice I keep my equipment, so it was not from lack of upkeep. I'm not trying to be malicious towards Great Dane here, but I wanted to let those considering purchasing one of my bad experience with them.