In response to: I]I too have just purchased a tiger cub with the honda 24 hp, what concerns me now is this is 2 nd time i have heard of drive spring going bad on a cub , i had a friend who this happened to also , my question is should i go to dealer and get a spare spring and where is this located...... are they easy to change i dont want to be stuck somewhere where the machine is broke and wont move or should i just change it out before i even start the year next march or april ?[/I] I had a fun time trying to get the spring on only because I was quite aways from my garage..... when I figured out what tool I needed, it took awhile to walk back and forth.... only then did I realize I needed a BIGGER HAMMER! (just kidding) Not sure how to respond... as far as a spare spring...... it might not be a bad idea... but then, do you want extra parts laying around everytime you hear about someone's mower breaking? I would say good luck with your new mower.... BUT I know you don't need luck, you will love the Scag Cub. I can't wait for mowing season!