We've had our John Deere L125 since around 2005/2006. In spite of "Fix-A-Flat" and replacement batteries, threre always seems to be at least one low or flat tire and, if it has sat too long, a dead battery. Before seeing the review by "tracytracylyn", I thought it was something I was doing wrong! While we are satisfied with the mowing results of the L125, everything else is CHEAPLY built. Within a year the seat was coming apart and anything attached to the hood (including the lights) had broken off. I had to drill holes and use metal nuts and bolts to replace ALL of the plastic attachment points which had snapped off. The hood itself has cracked in so many places it will no longer stay seated properly without constant periodic adjustment. And I have long since given up keeping the lights mounted. Ironically, though, we've had no trouble with the belt. In fact, after some five years, we are just now replacing it--it came off of the pulleys and got chewed! That's impressive for any belt! It would take some serious inspection before I would even consider another JD riding mower. Maybe they've improved but I rather doubt it.
Royse City, TX