I have a Hustler Z 25hp/60" deck at home. At work I use a John Deere Z-track 777/27hp. Kaw./60" deck. Of the two I like my Hustler better. It rides better, stronger deck, sterring handles are better. The John Deere steering handles are really tight when going forward and backwards compared to my Hustler Z. I'm going to call dealer and see if they can fine tune the controls. They came out earlier and adjusted the seat switch, whenever I leaned to the left it would miss-out. Maybe I just need to work bugs out with this John Deere, so far my Hustler Z is a cadillac compared to the Deere.