Looking for some input about a proline. I have the opportunity to buy a left over Proline 44" floating deck w/ 17 HP and save about $1000.00. But I've read a couple old threads about the front end weight problem and little traction on the rear. The main reason we are adding the Proline is to mow areas the Walker can not get such as slopes, hills, softer areas, etc. I'm a little concerned now that I read these threads, should I just bite the bullet and buy the 2004 model and forgo the $ savings. Sounds like the 2004 models have fixed the old weight issue??