My 2004 is completing it's 10th summer. Fastrak 18 hp Honda with 52" deck. I have 2 acres to mow at my house. One belt replacement, 2 front tires, and a battery....that's all! I'm guessing about 500 hrs...starts immediately, perfect cut every time. I chose Hustler 10 years ago because of this forum and PJ. Still looks great too. Thought I would share in case someone is thinking about paying a little less for a lower quality brand. I only wish there was a dealer nearby Leesburg, VA.