I bought a new Gravely 260Z this spring. I love the machine, the suspension seat with back adjustment is what swayed me from other brands. I tried several brands and the choice was down to Dixie Chopper and the Gravely due to desired options and price. Gravely won based upon a better seat, a current year model and pricing. I was able to purchase the hydraulic deck lift, headlights and IQ (which is a waste of time for a homeowner) for the same dollars as a left over slightly rusty Chopper. Question is, I have a hydraulic lag when making fast changes/turns. It seems to occur when reversing. The Dixie Chopper dealer told me about a "buffer" in other machines due to a patented system in the Chopper. Now I, as a homeowner mowing three acres am noticing something. Is what I am experiencing normal or do I have a mechanical problem.