All the new 2004 exmark's now come with their R.O.P.S. system rollbar, as a safety feature. I know many professional landscapers do not really want this, but it comes with the new mowers. I have a 2003 HP without one, and as goofy as it may sound, would not mind getting one. If someone wants to seel theirs inexpensively in the Western NY area, I'd be interested.