I just picked up my new 17/42 Mini Fastrak from the dealer in Conroe, Texas Friday, July 01, 2005. Haven't got the hang of driving the Zero Turn yet since I am getting off a 1979 John Deere 212. I have mowed with it once and have just about decided to pull the engine and put it in my GMC 3/4 ton and throw the Duramax diesel away . The 17HP Kohler is a hoss! Had a scalping problem the first time I mowed but discovered the anti-scalping wheel was set to the highest position. I have lowered it and hope it will help. Now I am just putting on fertilizer and praying for rain.