since 1996 i have used only lesco mowers. and although they are good mowers, parts constantly become loose or fall off. plus you have to grease eleven fitting everyday. i have heard of the sealed bearing on the spindles of other mowers, but know very little about their performance and durability. i want to hear from people using different brands on what to check out and what to stay away from. i saw a gravely the other week and it kinda impressed me, but i had several people tell me to keep looking. any gravely owners please respond. but they never owned one to begin with, so tell only what you know about what you own please.