I would have done the same thing with mine if I had a need to. If there is anything in the Exmark owner's manual that says you shouldn't tow with it, I'd appreciate someone pointing it out to me. I've read through both the "Operation" and "Warranty" sections of my manual and did not see anything saying not to tow with it. As a matter of fact, my dealer installed a tow bar on my Exmark free of charge as an incentive to buy it, and he didn't tell me about any tow-load limitations. I didn't bother to ask, but it looked like the tow bar was specifically manufactured for the ZTR. Another point I'd like to make is that I later bought a Cyclone Rake which, of course, has to be towed. When that thing is filled with wet ground up leaves, I have an idea it weighs almost as much as my trailer would with fire wood in it. That I have towed with the Exmark quite a few times, and it didn't seem to have any problem lugging it around my yard and down to the curb where I dump them. Are the naysayers suggesting that I'll damage my ZTR's pumps by towing the Cyclone Rake? Sounds a little far-fetched to me.