well i contacted the local dealer about changing the panel on my 2007 super z 66 mower. the price for one that has a top mount hour meter slot is $40.46! now i think that mounting the hour meter on the side, where it is positioned toward the seat, and barely readable, was a real genius idea! this way you can sell an expensive mower and still sell a $50 upgrade to "get it right"! recently i bought a combination hour meter/tachometer and will simply pull the original plate from the mower, remove all the controls, and cut a hole into the top plate for the new instrument.