I bought a 61"grasshopper diesel this year as i was tired of standing all day behind my 52" scag hydro. As much as i like sitting down i don't think the grasshopper does as nice a job as my scag. i dont know if its the because of the larger deck or what but that damn grasshopper always leaves a windrow. overall i am disappointed with the grasshopper even though it is built tough as nails. i really am not satisfied with the cut,discharging,and those damn clumps and windrows.what i am looking for is opinions and experiences with the grasshoppers. note: both the scag and grasshopper are 5+yrs old. i bought them used.