I just got my first John Deere and I absolutely love it. It cuts great, handles great, and looks awesome. I got the 60" deck so the 29hp. LC, DFI engine has no problem plowing through even the toughest grass. I know a lot of you out there are looking to buy a John Deere and I would suggest demo one of there units, if you are in the market for a mower. Micah.