We bought a 130 in December to replace an MTD rider that wore out. Figured paying more would get us a better built machine. Better built is is, but it is slower than the MTD and seems to have less power. Blasphemous, I know, but can someone steer me towards a resource that will show how to strip out the California emissions stuff and maybe also gain some speed on the thing? I mean, even the cruise control won't run at top speed when set. With the MTD it took 2.5 hours to mow the yard and gas needed to be added. The deck is wider on the 130 but it still takes over two hours and it runs out of gas before finishing. Looks spiffy, though.