I have read some opinions in the past from some of you guys knocking down the flexdeck and what it can do. I am here to make a few comments about the flexdeck. I'm going off my personal experience of my two flexdecks I have on my 455's. I started out with a flexdeck on a two wheel steer and 2 years later bought a 455 all wheel steer and instantly installed a flexdeck on it.:blob3: I was informed that you would be able to stick a pencil in the ground and you would either mow completely around it or knock the pencil over. I did both. When mowing ditches the appearance is better with the flexdeck than without. By the way for you guys thinking it will leave a strip when it is in flex position you are sadly mistaken. The flexdeck is mounted at the front corner of the main deck and there is thing called overlap of the blades which prevents stripping! Inside corners, outside corners headstones, culverts , street signs,,,,, I could go on and on but these are just some of the obstacles that there is little or no trimming to be done after the flexdeck. Until some of you guys have tried the flexdeck or even watched the video don't knock something that you don't know about. I am not one to brag, just more or less telling it how it is! If anyone else has comments on their flexdeck's I would like to hear about it. And if anybody wants to knock down a flexdeck that hasn't used one go ahead and post it cause I will probably hear about it anyway. Thanks for reading this! And have a safe mowing season.