the kid at Sears was trying to be helpful but he looked like he was 16 and I doubt he ever rode a lawn tractor never mind owned one.
Consumer reports gave this one a best buy at $1649.00, guess it was on sale. http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?cat=Lawn+Tractors&pid128724000&vertical=LAWN&subcat=Lawn+Tractor+Series&BV_UseBVCookie=Yes
CR also liked a John Deer for the same price and same options as the first mower
I think I want to stay away from splash lubrication (but my old Toro is still kicking after 15 years and it has splash)
And I'm not sure about a V twin engine on a mower, any thoughts ?
I can picture myself driving around on one of these with a sharp shovel trying to kill those moles !