I purchased a Craftsman LTS2000 19.5HP 42" Riding Lawn Mower about a week ago and decided to wait until I had a chance to mow the lawn before writing this review. Durn you have to have rain and let the grass grow before getting on that machine. Well, let me tell you I even had to get on Sears.com and rave about the sales associate that helped me during the purchase negotiations. His name was Zacharias (and he was even training a young lady while helping me) and he was very helpful in explaining and answering all my questions since I always troddled along behind a push mower before this. I am sure if that young trainee paid attention she will be a great sales associate too. Well after a light rainfall and two days of sunshine to get the yard just right with cuttable grass, I ventured onto my new mower, started it up, put it in gear, lowered the blade and just had a ball cutting my yard. OH, I did have to stop occasionally to empty the bagger (which I purchased at the same time), and take a liberal swallow of the golden liquid I had in the cup holder on fender of the mower. (That cup holder was very important during the negotiation process). Ok I know this was only the first use of the mower, but it sure made this old fella happy to be riding instead of walking and thus far everything is working. If it doesn't in the long run, I will definitely let you all know.