I was reading my Grounds Maintenance mag and I saw a Walker ad that stated why one should buy a Walker over a midmount. I have had a little experience w/ Walker mowers and I have never got back on one. It felt like I was riding a bull and just trying to stay on. Plus I would shoot myself w/ their max afterstock speed of 6.5. Here are some of Walkers claims: "Mid-mounts have inherent design limitations to quality cutting. Heavily weighted front caster wheels track and mash the grass down before cutting and the mid-mount deck is more rigidly connected to the tractor, giving less deck suspension than the front cut" Hmmm, I have never noticed this with my Chopper. I wonder why Walker doesn't state their blade tip speed. "Don't be fooled by the popular idea that the mower with the fastest ground speed always finishes first." "While many midmount 'Zs' have a higher top speed than the Walker, the Walker often wins the job time race." Ok, so my chopper has a top speed that is twice that of a Walker and the Walker will still win the time race. That makes sense. "A comparison will show the mid-mounts cannot match the easy maintenance of a Walker. There is no access to the underside of the deck and many working parts require disassembly for access on these designs" I thought mechanics love Choppers b/c of their easy access. "The mid-mount operator sits ahead of the turn radius and is jostled side-to-side when turning, and since the deck is positioned underneath, the operator has to look to see the mowing area. Holding steering levers in postion does get tiring." That is funny, I thought it was the trimming that made me tired. Want a rough ride? Try a Walker not midmount. I just wanted to let you guys know some of the propaganda Walker is putting out there. I think Walker is going to go out of business. I just hate it when they say stuff that is not true. Walker's are good for bagging and getting under trees and that is it. Period. Exmarks and Choppers and possibly Hustlers are the future for lawn maintenance.