I'm new here. Just found this site and love it. You guys have great info to share. Just started a small cutting business this summer. I am a teacher and was looking to add some income. I purchased a new cub cadet 50" tank at the beginning of the summer and have now put about 120 hours on with 2 more months of cutting ahead of me. The machine worked great this summer and I am still very happy with it. I know this is not the machine the hard core cutting company would purchase but for what I could afford starting out it works well. Just wondering if others out there have this machine and how many hours they have put on it. I know I will never get the 3000+ that the top of the line machines will get but wondered what I could expect out of this mower? Thanks!