Yes Gene! GONE! I don't know how well you followed my issues over the past 6-7 years, but I've spent more of my OWN money (and a lot of Hustlers) fixing this machine then I did on ALL of my previous mowers over the past 33 years combined!!! I could go on and on about my issues over the years, but they're all on here somewhere. To reward myself and smear it in the face of Excell Industries I bought a LazerZ.