Hello, just checking out the forum and I have a couple questions. I have 3 acres and just bought a Mini Z 19/52. It is a '04, but has only 60 hrs on it. The mower was used on a 2 acre residential lot, and looks new other than the deck. The paint is peeling along the top edges of the deck where it is welded. I am very pleased with the build and drivetrain on this mower. It is very smooth and I was surprised to see that the 19hp kawi was enough for the 52" deck. I so far am giving the cut of this mower a B because it is leaving a strip between the right and middle blade. I am mowing at half speed because my yard is a little bumpy and it still leaves a strip. The original owner gave me a new set of blades he bought and I changed out the originals. The blades where a little wider but the hole was the same and they bolted up, I dont know if this is the culprit or what, I did not mow with the originals. I have read a little on this forum and hear a lot of talk about checking belt tension. Seems Hustler had a problem with the bigger newer decks and had to add a kit, do they make kits for the Mini? I am also looking at the suspension options, seat and forks. I would like to buy just one, which would provide the best ride by itself? Mower has the rubber striping kit and does well even with my not so weedless yard. Any oppinion or ideas on how to fix the problem areas of my new mower is appreciated. I was thinking of taking the deck off this winter and painting it, as for the cut????????