My coworker is about to curb a John Deere JA 65. It is 13 years old and was dealer purchased for over 700. I looked it up and it has a 5 speed transmission and aluminum deck and is the same machine as the JX 75 except for the motor is a 6.5 Hp briggs. I have heard great things about the kawaski powered deere, but maybe that is just because of the motor. The issue she says is that it doesn't seem to want to go backwards at all. Not sure if that is something easy. Anybody think this is an easy fix for a very good machine? Otherwise I'll let it pass. Thanks.