Hey guys, I just purchased a new 2008 Scag Tiger Cub w/ 26BS and 48" Velocity Plus deck 2 weeks ago. Upgrading from my Craftsman LT1000 w/ Kohler Command 16, I must say Im extremely impressed with this machine. The 48" Velocity is just like the bigger ones, IT THROWS SOME FREAKIN' GRASS, yet leaves a great cut w/no stringers. The fanning pattern of the grass discharge is BEAUTIFUL IMO. BUT... The hour meter had 6.2 hours on it (from being moved in and out of the dealer yard, demoes, etc.) when I brought it home and I have mowed my full yard (exactly 1.5 hours per mow) TWICE, and the hour meter has only increased to 7.2 hours. Has anyone experienced anything similar to this?? Its like the timer is only counting about 20 minutes on the hour. This will cause a discrepancy if I ever want to sell it (in my favor though), but more importantly it will throw my maintenance schedule off. Ive contacted the dealer about it and they say to bring it in. Strange huh? Also, the mower only does 8.3mph forward according to my GPS (its supposed to do 10), yet it does about 6 in reverse (supposed to do 4.5). The mower BARELY wants to creep backwards on flat concrete at full throttle with steering levers in outside neutral cradle position. It wont do it on soft grass/ground though. Could adjustments to the steering turnbuckle pushrods remedy the forward/reverse speed and neutral creeping. Thanks guys!