This is something we had to have when we moved into a house with four and half acres of land. I was reluctant to buy something so big, but after test driving a John Deere Lawn Tractor in the store, I knew that it was the right choice to buy to use at home. Now I'm not a super big person, but I'm not that weak either. This is just about the perfect piece of machinery for me to be able to steer around the yard myself wihtouth having to have help. I am glad we bought it for many reasons but one of the biggest ones is that I am able to use it by myself, I can start it, run it over the grass and all that good stuff without any assistance. It's easy to manuever and operate. I will admit that my knowledge of driving tractors before buying this tractor wasn't too vast, but I feel like a pro with this one. The steering wheel is comfortable to drive, even for semi extended periods of time. We have four and a half acres like I stated before, which can take a little bit of time to mow, both the steering wheel and seat on this John Deere tractor are comfortable. It wasn't super cheap, but it also wasn't super expensive. The cost is worth it in this case. The brand is all they claim to be, and they prove just that and more with this piece of machinery. I recommend this to anyone who is looking to buy a new tractor.