I have owned 3 walker mowers over the years, loved the first two, hate the newest 2009 26efi, nothing but problems. Just a few to name, replace both hydros twice, warranty thank gosh, drive pully once, two sets of belts, fuel pump twice ( in fact it is in the shop now for the second one $400) just over a year since i had it replaced last! spindle bushing both leaked and were replaced, blower fins replaced. All this with just 400 hrs on machine! I also dont think it cuts as well as the older ones. Last year my shop said Walker was aware of the cutting problem and was working on a solution. Never heard from them! Wonder if there is a lemon law for mowers? Has any one dealt directly with walke, not their dealers? This machine is only 2 Years old!