Ok finally we got a new dealer in our area. There is only one problem, same distributor. These poor guys (the new dealer) I believe are facing the same headaches the last dealer faced. I had a pretty good deal lined up this week with my new dealer. I pretty much sold one of my units with the understanding that I would be able to purchase a Super Z demo. For the last month apparently the distributor had decided on a price and the dealer had even given a quote however the distributor wanted more hours on it before they let it go. Ok so now the machine is up in the 70's and the distributor is ready to sell. So I am thinking great I will line everything out. I get to the dealer this afternoon and he has this long look on his face. He goes to tell me that the distributor has someone down in Florida willing to pay about 1400 more than what I thought I was getting it for, I am in Louisiana. I have been thinking all evening before posting anything on this subject. I pretty much am throwing in the towel on Hustler. No it is not Hustler's fault and I am completely happy with the brand. I just am not going to take any more from this distributor. Just like the last dealer, parts take a couple of weeks to get in, took me over 2 weeks to get a set of blades. I give is all I can say. Unfortunately this forces me to go with the second best product line in my area and that is Exmark. This last 8 years with my mowers has been great and hopefully I will get several more years out of my current mowers but it is time to get a new unit and I need dependable service. Caj.