We just bought one. less than 2 months old. This mower is a death trap. It slides while turning on the level. On a 5-10% grade it goes into a spin. It is one badly engineered mower. The new John Deere is just like it. I think they are built at the same factory. The decks are offset and do not provide enough weight on the drive wheels. The wheels already put marks in the lawn. If we weight them it will make more marks. Just a heads up if you are thinking about buying one. I just got off the phone with the factory. He laughed. Arrogance of the manufacturer.