Pretty exciting day here - got our first rider mower, and as with most firsts, had some additional "excitement"... :blush: Our "new addition" is a Gravely 144 :blob3: - We were moving along fine, until we got stuck in our drainage ditch - still wet from the rains, wheels spinning, so had to pull it out with the truck (luckily we have a truck to pull it out with!) :blush: Then, we approached the pond, got trapped in a tight spot, and ended up sliding into the pond, nose first... :blush: Once we were able to pull it out, onto dry land, (luckily we new how & had the chain "at hand" from our earlier experience) tried starting it & it started right up. Is that a good sign???? Have we completely ruined a beautiful piece of equipment??? Is there anything we should do, service wise???? We checked the oil, no water. We checked the gas, no water. I'm sure our neighbors were quite entertained... Would also appreciate any advice on how to maneuver around a pond, it's not a steep grade, but don't want to end up in the brink again... Thanks all!