mowed with my new 19/44 mini z today for the first time today. it had been sitting in the garage for a week and had only been on my dry dead grass. this is my first ztr and i love it. had the mulch kit installed with gators. ate everything up including pine needles on one yard. i kept forgetting that i was only going at about 1/3 of the speed that the mower has to offer. loved every minute of it and cant wait for next year.