Wow!! I wish I had one of the Snapper Pro Zero Turn Mowers 20 years ago. If you have mowed your yard with traditional riding mowers for years as I had, once you go Zero Turn you never go back! This mower has 22 HP engine that gives you great cutting power in the thickest of grass. Its three blade, 48" cut makes quick work of my 1 1/2 acre yard and the other 1/2 acre I mow near my barn! Where it used to take nearly 4 hours to mow it all, now I can come home from work, leisurely change and go out to the mower and be done in time to fix the evening meal!! I absolutely love cutting my grass again. I always liked it but had grown very weary trying to mow on regular riding mowers that just made it difficult, especially considering I have major back issues. This mower was different, but with only about 20 minutes of testing it out in the part of the yard that had no trees, flowers, or shrubs, I was cutting like a pro. If you buy a zero turn mower you will never go back. I recommend the Snapper Pro model as it is affordable but big enough to tackle the big jobs. It has a great 2 year warranty and has the thicker commercial deck. If you have a sandy yard in places like I do, this deck will last. I have been using it for a year now and still am tickled to death with this mower. The maintenance is easy too.