We have three exmark 30's and we are pushing give or take 250 hours on each machine. We use them as our main mowers, we had tranny problems in the beginning and one cable break, but other then that no problems. We love them. We save alot in gas expenses. I like the ability to mulch, blow, or bag. We cut high wet grass with them and don't have any problems. We do have to scrape the deck when it's really wet and have to discharge in wet conditions then go back over it at a higher deck setting and mulch it in. I haven't found a mower on the market that mulches high wet grass well. At times here in Pa you need to discharge or bag. We've started to cut lawns with alot of leaves and the mowers are doing great mulching everything on two passes. I was really surprised how well they're doing. Two lawns had heavy leaves and we slowed down on the first pass and went a different direction on the second and it completly got rid of the leaves, no lines, no nothing. I'am really impressed so far. The mowers are easy to control and turn. Our wheels are fine, no problems. I was real worried about rutting with a heavy machine, I haven't seen any problems with rutting, even on real wet lawns. I like it that we don't have to worry about flat tires or greasing points. I still hate using them on really sloped hills and will still say they are not good on hills. Very easy to operate and use. We love our 30's and will be buying more in the future. This is honest information to those looking into buying the 30's.