Glad to see some thoughts (pro's / con's) on the mower. Like I said, it would be a dis-service to myself it I did not at least demo one. It's ashame to see that companies that manufacture the equipment, continue to raise the prices for the product. But the consumer (among us) are still paying the price for their increased profit margins. We are still the blue collar work force, that have the 30-36 weeks to make our primary source of income. Some manufactures, must think that we make the money that they make (we all wish). My rant will stop at this point. Thanks for the information, and share more reviews (for those that have used or serviced the World lawn mowers.