Well Jim, I've been trying to talk MrsMassey into a 30 maybe 35 hp hydrostatic Kioti for two years now. They are very sweet and very close to Kubota in a lotta ways. The story I heard was two brothers owned Kubota and one left and started Kioti with a lot of Kubota's designs. Just hearsay though...Yours is one DEE-luxe rig, sir. How many ponies in this one ??