Sold my dads MTD Yardman 42" 17.5HP for $500 on CL...deck was rusting out...so bad that the bagger wouldn't connect to the shoot.. I wanted a high quality mower that would last...It seems like almost ever brand out there is mass produced by MTD like Cub Cadets, Some Toros, some John Deeres,Troy Built...And almost everything sold at big Box Stores or other retailers... So i reviewed mowers for the past 2 days....just picked up this bad boy.. Simplicity Regent 46" 23HP Just did my first cut today and what a machine this is...its a beauty....real nice even cuts....a lot better turning radius..very solid with nice 12 gauge stamped steel.... I like that you can hook a hose up to the deck and rinse out the grass under the deck... Hoping this thing will last about 15-20 years or more with proper care.