Our previous home was a cabin on several acres of land high in the mountains. Consequently, keeping a proper fire-clearance on the property was always a very high priority. Our John Deere 42" Riding Lawn Mower BG20444 made what would've been an imagonably huge chore into a surprisingly enjoyable task. I don't know a lot about mowers so don't ask me about the engine or and mechanical specifics, but I can tell you that it has a surprisingly comfortable seat and is extremely easy to drive, control and maneuver. Our land was on a hill and scattered with large boulders. I never felt our mower struggle on the hills (in forward or reverse) and I could easily maneuver it around the giant rocks and fence posts. It cut well too, keeping the long grass in check throughout fire season each year. I really don't have anything negative to say about it. The John Deere 42" Riding Lawn Mower BG20444 gets the job done.