Originally Posted by zechstoker
The only complaint I have about mine is that the drivelines don't last very long in it, and they're somewhere in the ballpark of $100 when you buy a new one. It seems like I have to replace the driveline once every 5 or 6 months. Not sure what everyone else's experience is with this, but that seems like an awful short lifespan for that part. Overall though, I'm happy with the machine.
You do not need to buy both sides of the drive shaft, you can just buy the half that is worn.
Try not to slam the mower into drive as hard, try to be a little smoother with it. If you redlined your car and dropped the clutch every time the same would happen.