I often read here how important it is to find a good dealer to buy from to take care of you with repair problems. So I was wondering, on average, how often your mowers are taken in for repair, as well as how many hours you'd expect to get out of your mower before it dies. This is my fifth year on my walk behind JD 48" and its still never been in for repairs, but I'm thinking soon enough stuff will start breaking down on it. I put maybe 25 hours a week on it, so I'm estimating 2500 or so total hours. Being that I rely on just one mower and can't afford having it unavailable in the shop, I was thinking that I might be best off to buy a new mower at the end of the season. Are there many solo guys relying on just one mower? Also I was wondering how many hours I should expect to get out of my belts? Seems like I've had bad luck with belts. Sometimes they last months, other times they last a week or two before getting cuts in them. Not sure whats causing the cuts, whether its small sticks that might get in, or accumulation of grass building up around the pulleys. I usually continue to run them til they break, depending on how bad the cuts look. Usually a deep gash in the belt results in the belts breaking within the month.