I purchase the Husqvarna 42-inch 540cc 20 HP Briggs & Stratton Lawn Tractor YTH2042 this past year and have been very surprised by the performance. The mower appearance is very sleek but does have significant weight for stability. The hydrostatic controls are lever actioned and not foot actioned like many of their other models, however I have gotten used to the controls over the last summer. The performance of the Briggs and Stratton motor is top notch and provides excellent power to the drive train and mower blade. This mower is not a zero turn but does an excellent job around my very large lawn of 2 acres. The most important factor for me with this mower is the stability. I have significant steep inclines in my yard and this maintains the safety I need in a riding lawn mower. I used to push my yard for many years for hours at a time. With this mower I can complete my yard in less than 30 minutes, Performance The hydrostatic controls take sometime getting experience but perform ideally when used. The engine has the extra power needed for mowing but also in towing a trailer. Handling There I times when I wish I had a zero turn mower, however I would never pay the price for just that feature. This mower is able to get into tight places and turns very easy. It is like driving a car. Durability The enginer starts on demand and the body is durable. Safety This is the most important feature I needed with this mower. The mower has excellent stability when mowing on different incline surfaces. Ease of Use Starts easy and drives very easy. The controls are easy to find. Engine Power The engine has amazing power and goes very fast.