We bought a Cub Cadet 8 years ago and it is still going strong. We have a small farm on 10 acres. We pretty much cut everywhere with our Cub Cadet. It has never had any major problems with our Cub Cadet, just changing blades, replacing belts or a tire going flat, which is not bad for using it heavily for 8yrs. I would highly recommend the Cub Cadet, if we every have to buy another zero turn mower, I have no doubt that I will purchase another Cub Cadet.