Well since my Exmark will be two years old this Summer I took it in to get any warranty repairs taken care of before the season starts. My hydraulic hoses were seeping around the crimp. Not much but I figured why not get them repaired while they were under warranty. Well the owner had just went to a seminar or whatever on Exmark and he told me there was a recall on some of the hoses and they fixed them under warranty no questions asked. This is pretty much the only problem I've had with the Lazer in the two years so I'm happy with the preformance. Anyone else with hose problems may want to check into this. I'm glad Exmark has always been so good to step up to the plate when on the rare occasion I needed this type help or service.