Updating the group on our progress with our 3 exmark 30 inch mowers we use as our primary mowers: We had transmission problems in all three in the spring. They replaced all 3 of our trannies and so far the new ones have done real well. The positives: they cut great, easy to bag, mulch, or blow it. They mulch better then any machine we've had or demo. The cut is even, we haven't noticed any rutting. They are very easy to turn. They are very easy for employee's to run. I like the kawi engine. The negatives: The tranny issue was a problem. I think they fixed that. They are not great on hills. Going straight down you can lose control. Going up steep hills is not great. We've started taking large hills with diagonal cuts. It works better. We have one mower in the shop we broke the metal at the throttle area. My dealer has been waiting on the part from kawaski for two weeks.This makes me mad. Exmark should look into this. Maybe an exmark rep could come on here and tell us whats going on. Exmark has been good to deal with so far. So far we love the machines and would recommend them. I do hope they work the bugs out and the rest of the year we don't have as much down time, because we really like them.