Thanks for all the comments on towing and attachments. From the high corner of my lot to the low corner of my lot is a 2.75% grade. Apart from the drainage ditch parallel to the road there just isn’t much in the way of up or down in the land. I figure as long as I’m using good equipment and staying within the limits set by Scag I should be OK. Having said that, I’ve seen more than a few videos of people that have torn the hitch mounting area of their ZTR. And sadly their usual comment is to “beef up the read bumper area where the hitch mounts”. :thumbdown: If they’re pulling too much of a load for the machine their answer shouldn’t be to try and mount. I assume the engineers that design these ZTRs would make that hitch mounting area the weak link so that it fails before the hydros fail or the mower slides into a copse of trees or flips over. But even so extended time near the limit isn’t good either.