For those of you that mow steep slopes, consider the new Hustler ATZ. I demoed one this week. This one had the 72" deck on it. On flat terrain it was very smooth riding. It has a seat that you can dial in your weight, adjust the lumbar and adjust the tilt of the seat back. It also left a very even cut. As far as mowing steep banks, that is where it was most impressive. I mowed a pond bank that has an approximate 30 degree bank. And yes, I have a slope meter that I use. Due to the ROPS and seat belt I felt very comfortable mowing this slope. I know some people question why they put the lug tires on backwards and I found out why. I could face down hill and still back up the hill due to the traction. Obviously, with this type of mowing you do not do it to see how fast you can get it done, but instead you do it to get it done safely, regardless of time. I had the front end up a couple of times but it was easy to control to get it back down. They have weights that you can put over the caster wheel spindles when mowing slopes. They are simple to add and remove. I was so impressed with this machine that I am having the salesman work up a deal for me this week.