I have to start out this post by saying that it takes more than just a professional grade mower to make nice stripes, you have to adjust the deck height and pitch and learn how to drive the mower in order to make it stripe well. All of this before I say that I have seen people with the new Kubota ZTR's and their stripes are non-existent! These were supposed to be the hot, new thing and I do like the deck-raising mechanism with the front wheels, but the stripes are JUST NOT THERE. I have seen them all over Middle Tennessee, but no stripes. I would like to be proven wrong with some pictures of yards mowed with these Kubota's. I would also like to know how the owners tweaked them so I can tell these other guys how to make their mowers stripe well.