Hello, This winter, my dad bought a Scag Turf Tiger to replace his 16 year old kabota. Eager to test it out, he took it for a test drive. Unfamiliar with the controls, he ran that sucker right through a plank fence and finally came to a rest up against the side of his garage with the wheels still spinning. Two planks busted, 1 cracked foundation, and not a single scratch on the Scag. Now that is what I call tough! Anyway, I noticed that his confusion (and mine as well when I tried it out) stemmed from the fact that the steering levers did not return to a nuetral position when released. In other words, if you pushed forward on the levers, then let go, the levers would continue to stay forward. This makes it very difficult to find the "stop" position, and all too often we would go too far and unintentionally reverse direction, or not stop completely, or get only one lever right and end up in a spin. Is it supposed to be this way? This particular mower was on display at the store, so I wonder if it has been tampered with. If it is supposed to be this way, any tips on how best to operate this thing? Is it best to just mow in open fields where there is no risk of running over anything?