WhooooHooooo I LOVE this mower, just got it today from my dealer its a 27HP Kolher with a REAR DISCHARGE deck!!!! this thing cut like you would'nt believe I already had it in bahia that was very tall and thick and this thing flys, almost no clumping an dim talking super thick bahia its got a baffle on the front especially for hard to cut grass like bahia and you just raise it up and the blades actually are below the deck so it doesnt push the grass over. I mow alot of horse farms and this thing is just amazing!!! Its a new model and not alot of dealers have them or even know about them, i had to drive about 1.5hrs north to a really large Hustler dealer and I got lucky they had just got one in, paid 9200 plus tax for the beast but worth it!! retired a 1994 Dixie Chopper 25hp Kolher 3,127hrs and smoking (literally) sold it for parts (thought I was going to miss it but not after getting the Hustler) But, I did loose a bet with my friend that I was going to get 3500hrs out of the orginal engine(rebuilt completly once)..owe him lunch now--Kohler makes a good engine but it just wasn't going to make it to 3500 unless I added about a 50qt oil reserve) oh and Hi, my name is Jim and im new here at posting, but i've been a regular visitor for about 3 years, i just got excited enough to register finally and post!!