A company that is number one in ZTR sales in the USA did not get there by selling shoddy equipment. The 26 was a problem and they know it and they ARE FIXING IT. If you bail on exmark because of one machine that had a problem or because of a bad dealer experience... it's your loss. Your right about one thing, they are not the same company they were, they are much better now.MTR said:I'd rather be staying with Bobcat than buying newer eXmark, cause the X is no longer the same company run like when they were almighty, dealer galore. I would stay away from anything the X just produced this year on forth especially starting from the 26" metro. FYI, I have an 01, 52" TTHP great machine but that is the last of the X I have.