I've owned a landscaping/lawn care business for 15 years. Mowing both commercial and high end residential properties. I bought this mower for my father. The hydraulic pumps are making a horrible clanking sound and sound like it will blow. The dealer said it was ok. I'm going to take it to another dealer this week. He has had it for a few years and it always took a lot to start too. The traction is horrible on flat ground. Even with little air in the drive tires. Cut does ok.