As everyone on LS knows, Better Outdoor Products began 8 years ago with the idea of developing a line of commercial grade machines which would be offered exclusively online without incurring the expense of the "middle man" and thereby pass those savings onto their customers. I am honored to have been asked by BOP to make the public announcement here on LS concerning the 2nd generation of the Quick series. Following are the substantive changes to the BOP Quick series in 2012 ... 1.) All of the single drive machines that BOP offers will be equipped with Hydro Gear drives (i.e.-Tuff Torq is no longer offered). 2.) On all models, the engine will be configured to face the front of the machine, not the side. 3.) On all models, the fuel tank will be 5 gallons ... no longer the small 3 gallon tank. 4.) On all models, the clutch/brake to engage the blades will be electric, not manual. ***** And finally, the most important announcement is that BOP has developed and will offer, beginning in 2012 ... ***** a new deep deck for the Quick series ... this deck will be offered in 2 sizes, 44" and 52" !! Please keep in mind that these are the substantive changes and additions which collectively comprise the 2nd generation of the Quick series ... there are other changes which I would invite both Gary and/or Tommy to detail here in this thread, if they choose to do so. Also, I am advised that BOP should have some pictures of these new products available within the next few days and I'm sure they will undoubtedly post them here. I will also say that BOP is working on some things that will add significant synergy to their product line ... however, this will be made public at a later time.