So yesterday I am spreading some fertilizer on a new lawn and running on a slope near a ditch. All of the sudden the front takes a turn towards the ditch and begins to slide in. Mostly my fault since I was on the slope, bare ground, and we had 12 inches of rain in the last week. So the Z slides down the 8-10 foot slope hits the bottom and rolls almost upside down in a small creek! First yard of the day and I'm pissed. Sits in the ditch for an hour of so before I get a buddy with a backhoe to help lift it out. Machine was flooded, but started right up. Only damage was to battery cover! Can't believe nothing else broke! Not the filter, on/off lever, boom ends, or nozzles! So lucky. My unit is the intermediate and the only knock I have is that it has the 8 inch tires. There is little tread on these tires and are rounded like bike tires not squared off like ztr mower tires. I often have a little problem when going down small slopes. Once you begin to slide they won't get any grip and you can't stop. what can I do to help with traction? Wish I had upgraded to the 10 inch tires. Thought about lowering the tire pressure, but worry about ground clearance and going over curbs. Didn't take pics, but wish I had so everyone could have gotten a good laugh!!