My Craftsman riding lawn mower has been a Godsend for me here in the south. We recently moved here and bought our house, and we included the previous homeowner's Craftsman riding lawn mower into the negotiations. Our new( to us) home is a half acre, so that would take quite a while to mow using a push mower. Also, being able to do our own yard mowing saves us money on having to rely on a lawn service. Our Craftsman makes the job quick and painless, almost sweat free even in this Carolina summer. In fact, if you get that baby going fast enough, you can muster a cool breeze blowing on you while you cut the grass. It can't be beat. I do have to go back with a push mower and weed eater to get around tight areas that the lawn tractor is just to big and bulky to get to. These areas include right up next to the house and right along our deck steps. It also is easy for me to operate, and I can do the yardwork so my husband can enjoy his weekend more.