Bought this last July to replace my 1997 Craftsman, mainly because the avert said I could use the snow thrower off the old one. Long story short version, it did but with quite a few alterations, mainly cutting, no welding. I didn't think I would like the car style accelerator and reverse on my heel but I like it now. It is made by Husquavarna so when Sears goes out of business I can hopefully get parts. Cuts good and with 54" deck is a lot quicker than the old one. Only had one good snowstorm but works great. Am planning on getting an electric lift for garden plow before fall. All and all quite satisfied with it so far.