All I can say is WOW. I do not have experience with other ZTRs and this is the first one I have owned, but it just totally smokes my LT. I should have made the investment years ago. What would have taken an hour to cut due to excess height took no more than 20 mins. No clumps, fantastic discharge and dispersal of blades (no mulch kit, just factory blades and side discharge) and great cut. I was almost pissed that I finished so quickly, the remainder of the property was cut Wed, so another cut on Sunday is in line. For anyone thinking about getting a zero turn to replace their LT, I say find a way to make it work if money is an issue. I got in tighter to trees and other areas than my LT. I will be honest, I was shakey for the first 5 mins, I am sure one or two of the neighbors enjoyed a good laugh.