My review is as follows: 1st) compared to the DR brand that I have used in the past from a neighbor, the Swisher has narrower operating width which makes it ideal for in tight maneuvering that a forest environment needs. 2nd) the pre-set
4 1/2" cutting height is absolutely right-on for a finish outlook from the tall vegetation it is designed for. 3rd) this machine is a BEAST, because once you get used to its features and handling, you will not want to stop. Otherwise, only after it runs out
of gas will be the only aspect of stopping you. 5th) run time on a full tank was about 2 hours for me, with cutting 3' weeds in 1st and 2nd gear. 6th) the combination of the AG tires and transaxle provide a smooth travel over relatively mild grade that a roadside
provides and small ruts that are found with that type of situation. 7th) I have used my machine for 10 hours, NO low oil level or metallic dust/filings from interior engine operation. Finally, I cannot say enough.
Damn, I'm Happy