I run a small engine repair business & I have a good customer who does commercial gardening. He also does some lawnmowing, although that is not his primary business. He has 2 Honda 21 " commercial mowers that I've been taking care of for him. The problem is that the parts are so expensive, and not easy to find. I told him he should consider another brand when he replaces one this year. A new Honda commercial is $1400, and I told him that he could buy & toss 3 Deere homeowner models for that price, & they would probably last about as long as 1 commercial Honda. But I'm a mechanic, not a commercial lawn cutter. So I wonder if any of you pros have an opinion on this plan, or if you can recommend a mower that is not as pricy as the Honda, but about as durable.