I think the main draw, especially to lawn care pros, of a mid-mount is the ability to fit more of 'em on a trailer. Also, I found them to be less $$ by about $2k.I should have added that I don't understand mid-mount ZTR mowers. It seems the only advantage would be the ztr. The front mount gets under stuff and makes trimming less of a job. The mid-mount wouldn't save any time trimming around low hanging trees and such, would it?