Thanks to all for your advice and help. My local dealer finally got in another Mini Z Friday. Paid $6200 flat out the door and he threw in an extra set of high lift blades. Got it home Friday afternoon and played all day. Of course since I sold that POS Dixon two weeks ago, the yard was a bit high and I was lucky enough to mow it several times over the weekend. THE MINI Z IS AWSOME!!!! Couldn't be happier with it. The 23hp Kaw is a monster that just keeps asking for more. A few more questions for folks: 1) Tire pressure was at 25psi when I got home and man was that a stiff ride. Dropped them to 17, but still a little stiff. What do you run yours at? 2) How often do you sharpen your blades? Not getting into any rough terrain other than the occasional stick my lab drags out in the back. 3) Thinking about pulling a drum type core aerator. What type hitch do you recommend? Is a 48" drum too much for a ZTR? Thanks again for your help!