Joe I agree with you there. I've never understood the hype. Yeah it'll give you more weight having the cast rear but isn't that what weights and tire ballast is for? I read these posts about people purposely switching out the aluminum rear for the cast rear in the 82 series for plowing/heavy duty work purposes. Doesn't make sense. An aluminum rear aint gonna fail unless somebody was abusing it. I was recently at a plow day and following a couple supers with cast rears and they were constantly getting stuck. I was behind them just chugging along constantly having to stop for them. In their situation the cast rears didn't help any. My super with aluminum rear did really good.