I just got home and mowed my yard with my brand spanking new Exmark turftracer hp. I got the floating deck 17 hp kaw 48". All I can say is WOW!!!!! I have always used belt drives, never even had ahold of a hydro. This rocks. No more getting stuck in a corner or down a hill. I love it I can finish so much faster and the cut is nicely finished. I should have done this 2 years ago. Thanks Exmark. If anyone lives near Knoxville I highly recommend Powell Power and Equipment. I have never been treated so well. Hey Toro dealer I wont be back .