Finally bought my new w/b (48" Gear drive - Gravely), Was delivered on Monday. I appreciate all the advice given to me on me previous threads. First time I ever used such a machine, It dragged me around like a little girl & I never got higher than second gear. I guess it will take some practice to get the hang of feathering the brakes when turning (I only put two hours on it so far)?? Anyway, Thanks again.