I bought a craftsman I think LT3000. Just for resedential work. Till I get the money for a zero turn. But th cut seems to be really bad. It also leaves patches of grass uncut. ANd with the mulching kit I still have grass clippings laying around. So I think I am going to return it. I was looking at the cu cadet LT1045. Getting mixed reviews. but the deck makes it sound a little nicer than my craftsman. 46 compared to 42. I want a JD but i only have around 1500 +/- a little. So I would like to get the best deal possible. Please help point me in the right direction. I have a little OCD. o things need to be pretty perfect. Everyone likes the lawns. but to me its not good enough. And I thin the mow has a lot to do with it. Thanks for your help.