www.ferrisindustries.com Ok, i bought late this past year, about 5 months ago now, a brand new 2005 model 1000z with a 61" deck and 27hp Kohler engine. Its list price i belive was $7,699? I wanted a rollover bar on it such as John Deere and other brands come standard. It was a $700 option! anyway, i didnt get it at the time, still want it sooner or later. I see now they do not sell a 2006 model 1000z which has "NO" suspension, they only have FULL suspension models now and seems ALL have ROPS and a seat belt system standard? wtf? So what i want to know is did the prices go up to accomodate such a "$700 optional 2005 ROPS" and the new seatbelt and suspension or was i talked into the model i got because they wanted to get rid of it and didnt want to put a ROPS on it? I can always order it but still, i got mine for a "deal" of $6,900 with 6% sales tax and with a ROPS it would have been $7,600. So are the new models the same price just a 2006 model basically with FREE ROPS and seatbelt kit?