Dave...blah blah blah, blah bla bla blah.<br>Yeah , whatever. I own a lesco with a 15 horse kawasaki(no briggs offered by lesco) v-twin I also own a bobcat walk behind. Both are 48 inch walks, belt driven. I'll take the Lesco any day over the bobcat. Hey, I've got both, and like both machines but I can see the quality diffrences in build and in cut and they DON'T favor the bob. Change blades at the same time (at LEAST once a week) and service at the same time. Maybe you should look at what lesco currently offers(as in the past 3 years!!) instead of a cheaper machine someone got the disposable engine on. The casters, deck, and engine deck are all made of 7 gauge steel!! (engine deck and skirts on the mow deck for bobcat are only 10 gauge) Casters on lesco are I-BEAMS, not square tubing. Come on, know facts before you blast an entire line!