i'm getting sick and tired of BSing with the blade engagement system. I have a 98 toro 36 on an exmark chassis, belt drive, 12.5 kawi. I have aproximately 360-00 hours on this mower over 4 years, And I have replaced every linkage once at about 150 hours. Just yesterday the golden piece that connects the eye bolt to the rod coming from under the engine deck broke. The pin that engages the eye bolt snapped off. It was a poor sloppy weld. First the pin bent, at the weld, allowing the eye bolt to slip off every half hour or so. It is so annoying. My next machine is going to have an electric clutch with an automatic tensioner.