Alright I have had two. This is a magnum SS. I have replaced belts, clutch, tip, new hose that wore thru rubbing on frame, new cables, new pump and now today I am going along and I almost fell of the thing - the sulky axle snapped right in half. Heaviest guy is maybe 200 pounds. 600 hours on machine. Great - down for at least two days - I am thinking of just getting a new one from factory as our machine shop is full to try to replace and rebuild minie. It is alwasy something with this machine. Then when you call them they act as though they never encountered that problem before. Then I bought this new from JOhn Deere landscapes - I complanied from day one that I never got a manual - they finally send one and charge me $6.00 for manaul plus shipping - which was added to my last order the other day.