My worst problem cutting hay is the bugs that seem to have a liking for my ears.Just a suggestion if you will allow me to put yet another bug in your ear, Gene. (Ha Ha) My zero has a questionable bearing or two in the deck and has more noise volume than normal. I finally became aware of noticeably more ringing in my ears for a day or two after mowing. (The ringing started many years ago when I was on a range with M1 'S without protection.) This ringing prompted me to get into my trap shooting bag and get out the ear muff type protectors. (Twenty some bucks for an O.K. pair.) I now always wear the muffs while mowing. I find a two fold advantage. The ringing does not occur and I do not have to put sun blocker on my flaps to protect from melanoma. I am usually a 'to heck with it guy" but find the small discomfort from the ear muffs is well worth tolerating.Charlie V.
Is the 730 a wheatland model. I am not used to fenders like those. Or maybe it is just the model year??Paul