I still can't decide on this machine.This was in 2010.:banghead3 Replaced Battery (3 yrs, it was time). Bent hitch plate moving utility trailer. The seat mount is showing a hairline crack(was replaced for same thing under warranty). the bottom lip on the deck near the discharge chute came apart and had to be re-welded. It makes me question the quality or thickness of the steel used. The hour meter has become nearly unreadable due to a black spot in the middle and one of the headlights will not stay lit(some trouble since day one but has gotten worse). The front hood latch dropped 2 of the 4 retaining bolts and melted part of the hood before I knew what was up. None of this kept me from mowing and that is good, but it just seems like a lot on a 3 year old machine with less than 200 hours.