I would also like to see a turf axle option,,, an open diff with a manual locker, easier on the lawn and a tighter turn radius that could be locked for off roading, keep the rest of the machine exactly the same. This would make an excellent combination as many of us need a work platform and a play platform but don't want two machines, the JD Gators come close (not really) but they are 2 seaters and become to wide and the bigger bed on the back is not what I would like permanently attached, Id rather just hitch a wagon to the machine or put a carrier on the hitch. Power steer would likely be nice with front tools, I'm not sure engine braking would be useful, but that open manual locking axle would be sweet in either engine size.Another vote for turf mode. I don't want EBS. PS would be nice.
I posted that the rear axles appear to go straight into the tranny, like a front wheel drive car, eliminating a final drive shaft and differential/gearbox.This is almost my dream machine. I too would like turf mode. Could someone that is more mechanical than I comment on what this would require? I seem to remember that Scoundrel posted that the Ace has a straight through axle with no differential. Is turf mode a major redesign for the Ace? I am just trying to figure out when to jump in and upgrade to a newer model. If turf mode is a possibility, I will wait. If not, I may consider an upgrade soon.