My compliments go out to the sales staff at my local exmark dealer (McGavic of Kokomo In.) for putting on an excelent open house today. They had excelent food and several great siminars on safety and maintenance from both Sthil and Exmark. The representitive from Exmark was knowledgeable and courteous. I went with the intention of purchacing a new walkbehind. With the information I recieved from the people today I had no doubts about buying the Exmark Metro 36" WB W/ECS. I wanted to pass on my appriciation to the people at Exmark.