Deere really isn't known for their walk-behind mowers, but that doesn't mean they are bad. My dealer hardly sells any, he said that its mainly because the Deere wb's just don't have the choices that other companies have. When you look at exmark or toro, they have tons of wb models to choose from and even ergonomic controls as opposed to the traditional pistol grips. But the Deere you are looking at has a great mowing deck and should do very well for you. The price looks good and the hours are very low, so it sounds like a great deal to me.