Thanks for the nice welcome!!!! Looks like I will find a lot of friendly help here. The 445 is my mother-in-law's currently. My father-in-law passed away so I have taken over her yard work and I have found this to be an awesome machine. I was surprised to learn though that he only had a 54" deck for it and it so capable of much more. I am thinking I would like to add a snow plow to it and make use of that hydraulic system. Any ideas where to look and is there more than one option for it?