I recently went through some problems with my Hustler Super-Z. I perfectly understand that there is no such thing as a machine that will run forever. Sooner or later, even the best, most well designed machine is going to suffer some sort of mechanical failure. My Super-Z has been the finest mower I've owned in 14 years of being a yard boy for hire. But when I recently got into a crunch with my Super-Z's PTO clutch going down, I found out that Hustler is a company that cares about every last one of their customers. Here's a link that describes the problem. http://********.com/showthread.php?p=22752#post22752 Any way, Hustler really took care of me on this as did Murphreesboro Kubota, my new Hustler dealer. And many thanks to PJ (Mowerconsultant) for his efforts, too. It's really nice to know that you all are here.