I finally upgraded mowers this weekend. I went from using a 20" murray with a 3.5 briggs to a 2006 yardman 21" 3 in 1 with a 5.5 honda. I only mow part time and I was bad about using the mowing money to buy other things instead of reinvesting it into equipment but not anymore. I had the chance to buy a 1993 Jacobsen rear engine rider by homelite with a 8 hp briggs for the same 220 I spent on a new mower with a warranty. Do any of you know more about honda motors. All I know is that they are better motors maybe semi commerical engines.. Please give me your commits but don't be to harsh.