Was in a bind... My Snapper 52" took a sh## on me... and has been for the past couple weeks. In and out of the shop... (I blame the shop) seems they keep replacing the damn spark plugs, but refuse to look for the reason the plugs are fouling out. Needless to say, I should always have a back plan, but didn't, so I decided to pick up the Bad Boy. Wanted to spend more money for the bigger better machines... ex.. Walker, Exmark, Scag ect. But, it's tax season... I'm gonna owe a bunch. My house (being built) is closing in April... and I haven't even bought appliances or furniture yet. UGH! So I shopped around for a decent machine under 6,000. Came up with this. Now I can put the Snapper in the shop and get it fixed RIGHT! I think the main reason I went with it, was because the warranty. Full 4 years. Mechanical, electrical AND WEAR AND TEAR! Go figure!