I Recently purchased a Encore ZTR 60" cut with a 25 hp Kawi. After I ordered it I was skeptical of whether i made a wise decision in my purchase. HOWEVER, after using it for 2 weeks i am nothing but pleased. I have been in the business for about 5 years and have only used walkbehinds. The Encore has more power than i need and i am able to mow stait, well cut lines at about 8 mph. This machine will improve cutting time more than i would have expected. This is going to be a good season.