My first experience with the Quickie 32. I bring it home from the shipping terminal. I opened the crate to find battery acid everywhere. Acid is limited to the grass catcher and front forks on the mower. After cleaning it up the only damage is to the grass catcher and front fork spindles. This I believe at this time is just discolored and mild pitting. Bought some battery acid from a local dealer. Checked the oil in the Kaw 16hp. Oil level is good. Fired up the engine. Smoke everywhere black oil dripping out of the muffler. Smoke goes away after a few min. Get ready to mow the yard and the engine fails to do anything. One on the switches for the hydro is out of adjustment. One switch for the deck control is damaged and verily hanging on to the connector. This is not going well. I mowed my small back yard. I found this mower very hard to maneuver in the corners of the yard next to the fence. When I was done with the small back yard I felt like I mowed 10 times the grass I mowed. This machine everyone raves about is hard to turn, hard on the hands and arms. I bought to mower for my wife to use when needed. We will both be surprised if this mower is going to work for us. I was hoping this would be an upgrade to my Gravely 32 belt drive. This is not a good first experience. My other mower is a Wright 48 Stander RH which anyone can use. And two 21 mowers. We are a small company and we are looking to expand 100% this year and again 100% next year. We are going from part time to full time next year.