When I first got my 448, I took it around the yard to see how it works. I thought it was a little slow compared to my 444, but it did have a lot of play in the linkage, so I didn’t think much about it. I also found the main hose had rubbed on the steering gear and was leaking. I took it off yesterday and noticed it was aftermarket and the fittings are much smaller than stock. I’m thinking that could be part of the slow problem but I have a new one coming from Barneveld . I just thought that people might want to check this if you have hoses made.