I have a older 04 TTHP 48" with velke and the metal chute. I leave chute up unless by landscape, then i toe flip it down. Its my go to mower for residential properties. I purchased a ferris fw25(36") and a ferris 52" SRSz2 this year. The fw25 is heavy in front, I cant pop the front up. And the foot stop, when compared to the thumb holds is kind of a joke. the srsz2 is a sweet engineered machine, don't get me wrong. But it simply cant do everything. Residential speaking. I think the Turf Trace still wins. Based off the KISS principle possibly. Agree? Disagree?