I own one too and like it. My only "complaint" is the cut is narrower than the wheel spacing. Otherwise a great machine.
I have a DR 26" with Tecumseh 12.5 hp electric start. It's indestructible except for the belt drive on the optional 42" 3 blade mowing system. I guess some of it's worn.😉 It's only 20 something years old and used twice a week. I love it. DR support is 2nd to none. I use it instead of the 1025R with 54mm when the soil is damp.I had one of the original 8hp ones, and you would be surprised what it would cut.