Got a new Takeuchi dealer close by and they had one of these on display. After seeing it there is no way I would purchase the TB145. The Takeuchi rep said the angled blade would be here by the first of the year as well as added ZTS machines. The next size will be around the TB125 size. They seem too be sticking with boom swing system that is used on the TB153/TB180. Now if I can find an extra 60k laying around.