I love my lasers, I have 3, but my one has been a nightmare this year, not just with it being down, but a dent in my wallet!!! 1500 hours on it, the engine blew. (23 Kaw), 100 hours later, first pump went, 100 more hours, the next pump. the other day, noticed my wheel was LOOSE. Not the the lug nuts but the four bolts that hold the hydro motor on. Since it was loose, it put extra strain on two hydro lines and made them blow. so far this year I have a good $3500+ into it. Not to happy with Kaw. If its only going to make it 1500 hours, might go to Kohler even though I love the Kaw and the power it has. and of course the warranty was up. Runs good now, basically a brand new mower. I have 2000+ hours on it now.