I had to take the hood apart on the X500 to clean it and when I took the grill off I discovered the JD no longers screw the hinges through the grill area along with the hood plastic. They no just screw it right into the hood plastic. I can see why it saves them a few pennies but the result is that the hinges are only as strong as the sides of the hood plastic. We all know what a joke that is. It looks like to save a few pennies on assembly time, they sacrifice the integrity of the entire hood. If one side of the hood cracks where the hinge is screwed into it, the entire hood has to be replaced. This might be a certain year issue because I haven't taken one apart before. Is there anyone here who knows a JD person to ask why they do these things? Can they really pinch pennies that much?