I bought one of these last year, at first with the fixed deck which I decidedly did not like at all. After emailing Bunton, they allowed me to trade the deck for the floating deck at a minimal loss. Wow, what a great mower this is! You lco's here ought to take a look at them, I never see any around. IF you don't mind spending some cash, they're not cheap. With the z controls, stress on the hands is eliminated. The mower stripes great and discharges great. It just takes a little getting used to the controls, when one is used to pistol grips or ECS. Bunton adverstises this mower as "smooth operation from start to finish" and I'd say that describes the mower perfectly. This is the SMOOTHEST mower I've ever run. Everything from the operation of the z controls to the ride over even bumpy turf to the ability to make a flawless, no-divot turn is SMOOTH. I'm comparing this to the mowers I've used or demoed -- ExMark, Scag, Snapper, Lesco, Hustler. So many mowers I didn't even want to demo, the handgrips are so poorly designed or require so much effort just from squeezing them on the showroom floor. The Z control Bunton is similar to the Lesco hydro WB, but feels so much smoother and better built than the Lesco. Mulch kit is on order which I'll hopefully be using in Fall. Has anyone else used or purchased one of these mowers (the Jacobsens are the same)? I'm wondering what you think.