I hope Hustler will publish this message. The last one I tried to send was some-how misplaced. I don't know if I am the minority but I have had numerous problems with my Hustler Z hydro's. It has been in the shop over 6 times for the same problem. Over a month ago I tried to post on this thred and received an email from Hustler stating they would resolve the problem. Well, they tried to solve the problem but unfortunately it came back today (7th Time). Just after a month they supposedly fixed the problem. I really like the cut this machine gives but I can not afford to continue to have a machine in the shop this offten. By the way my machine has just over 200 hrs and has been treated like a Princess. Hustler......Either fix correctly or get me a machine that is not a lemon.