I started cutting grass when I was around 9 years old on a second hand Yazoo. Big machine for a little kid. My dad bought her from the state mental hospital when they sold some older ones off to get new ones. This Yazoo is a YR60. Tricycle landing gear pushing a 5 foot wide deck powered by a 11.5 horse heavy duty air cooled Wisconsin engine. She is around 42 years old. Definately not a day younger. She's is older then I am. She still cuts a mean yard today. As far as I know Yazoo was the first to market zero turn mowers. This mower will turn within its own length. What's surprising is that this is the only mower I've ever mowed a yard with other then one time I borrowed my Dad's Deere because the old gal wasn't feeling too well. I quickly learned how to make her dance. Using it's turning momentum and hitting reverse to bring the back wheel off the ground and swinging it around an object. The back wheel is the steering wheel.:smile2: Like operating any piece of equipment if you operate it long enough you can perform ballets with it. There is no clutch. It's operated with a steering wheel and a lever that goes from forward to reverse. It's the only mower I've ever known for over 30 years. Since I left home I've always had big yards so dad gave her to me to use. A week ago after getting beat up bad by the ol gal I realized enough was enough. This mower isn't for folks with a bad lower back. I hated having to mow grass which was something I have always enjoyed doing. I got with the cousin on the farm who is a Yazoo dealer. Dad got them sold on Zoo's a long time ago and they had bought several of the tricycles to keep places around the farm mowed. They buy so many parts that he became a dealer. He isnt a stocking dealer, he is just a dealer so he can get the price cut in parts. I picked up the phone and called the supplier dreading hearing the price of a new zero turn. Turns out I called at the perfect time. He had one already assembled that was a demo model and had never cut the first blade of grass. It was already sitting on a trailer. He was willing to deliver from Winston Salem way down in the sticks at no charge. Yesterday I cut grass with it. She has a 5',1" deck zero turn powered by a 27 horse Kohler power plant fed by twin fuel tanks that hold 5.6 gallons each. She cuts better then 5 acres of grass an hour. Fun to drive but I have to learn how to make her dance. It'll be awhile before I get the feel of this one lodged in my brain but I have managed some smooth moves out in the open with nothing in the way. Now what to do with the ol gal. I'd like to keep her around because no telling how many hours I have on her and how many miles of grass I've cut on her. It'll be a sad day if she ever finds another home.