THE NEW HD 72 WEIGHS 1600 POUNDS, and that is with a small air cooled gas motor. The chasses on the Hustlers are the best built designed frames I have seen and that is why I buy them. They have these stupid problems that if they would fix would by far make the best Z design chasses wise. I went to the Kubota dealer last year and looked at them and gee a bit involved, the Hustler weighs more than a Kabookie because it has more a good bit more steel in it. The new Hustler HD is by far the toughest made ZTR on the market. 1600 and no fat like on my TT Scag. It weighed about the same but a good 200 pounds of the mower served no purpose and was lard, just a awkward design. Even the old Super had about the best frame chasses out there and some feel it was a better chasses than the new one because of weight and compactness, every single dealer told me the new Super HD was by far the best built Z on the market and said $ for $ it was a bargain. The drive on the new Hustler is so underrated, with a wheel motor change you could use that system in a tractor pull. The pumps on the new Super can haul 4 or 5 thousand pounds of tractor around at a good clip. That company should build small light pull behinds to go behind it and put 2 speed wheel motors on it and it would stomp any mower on the market for versatility and productivity. Not even close, this is where Z's are going and they are the first one up to the plate with the new drive they use on the HD that can bridge the gap between big tractor pig and small compact Z. A true 40 or 50 horse mega Z with tow behinds I think is the wave of the future for do it all cut huge area mowers. You would have one machine to do it all and would no longer need a Batwing pig and a Z combo.