This mower is great for the homeowner that owns less than 3/4 acre. If you live where your ground is pretty flat and you can cut your lawn in less than 45 minutes then this is the perfect mower for you. Otherwise if you have some steep grades, takes over 45 minutes to cut, or don't want to do a lot of upkeep to your mower after the warranty runs out then steer clear. I have owned 2 of them over the last 12 years and they wont hold up to much more than what I described. Deck is weak "they sell reinforcement plates", google RZT deck spindle and most likely the first thing that pops up are the kits with 3 spindles, 3 blades, and the belt. "think they know there is a problem"? These mowers were only designed to mow no more than 45 minutes at a time. Otherwise the hydrogears will constantly overheat resulting in a hydrogear failure. A new hydrogear runs about $650 per side. " I have replaced one already and less than 2 years later the other side won't pull. Doesn't take long before the clutch starts slipping leaving a mess to recut . The hydrogears do not have a reservoir or a filter system other than a mesh screen and only use motor oil in them instead of real hydraulic fluid.