As a new owner of a Hustler Z 60"/23 Kaw I was a little disappointed in reading posts by "gene gls". I only have about 30 hours on my machine and have no problems what so ever so far. I love running this unit and haven't exactly babied it but I sure hope "gene's" problems aren't the type I might be heading for. My other area of disappointment has to do with an alert from the CSPC regarding a recall on the Fastrak mowers due to a fuel line problem. I would have figured that a forum sponsored by Hustler would have made notice here. There seems to be a lot of loyal Hustler people here (myself included) and I feel that the proper thing for a company to do would be to take care of their loyal customers even when they have to admit their faults. It's the only proper and upstanding thing to do.