I bought this tractor mower 6 years ago and it still runs as if it was brand new. Cnage oil and filter once a season and use stabilizer in the gas, and put the battery on a maintenance charger and it starts and performs very well. The otional three bag catcher is a great option on this tractor and I have no complaints. Starts up everytime all the time and runs well in high grass or normal grass. It can turn very sharp easily, and with the auto transmission can run very well at all speeds.