Is it really worth it to buy a 1k 21 push mower? When I first started I bought a Husq. 21 self propelled and its lasted until this season,(aprox 5yrs) and it still works but the gear box is noisy. I paid just under $500.00 for it, I used it a ton on small islands and smaller, hilly lawns. The company we bought out this season had 2 Snapper's and they seem to work ok but he didn't take too good of care with them (rusted and banged up). I was at our local Exmark dealer picking up salt and we started talking about this condo place we picked up and he showed me a Honda commercial mower, very nice mower but it was $1100.00. It was self propelled, dual blades, bagger etc, again a very nice mower but at a very nice price too. But I thought and told him I could buy 2 for the price of one of the Honda's, how much longer do they really last?