I have been looking for three years. I own two Craftsman LT1000s a 22 year old B & S 20 HP V twin and A 20 year old 19.5 HP opposed piston B & S turbo cool . They owe me nothing, but are truly at the end of their useful life engine wise and they are pretty beat up. I think the last time I mowed something let go in the 20hp 2 cyl mower as it burnt over a quart of oil. So here it is 2300 dollars with mulch kit. 24 horsepower Kohler. The new one is totally different from the old ones with electric blade engagement and foot pedals for forward and reverse with cruise control. I had looked at a few Deeres but I couldn't justify the price. This one has a 3 year 400 hour warranty and 5 year front axle/chassis warranty. I don't think I have ever researched something I have bought so much. Just nervous because those two old Craftsman always did good by me. Lawn mower reviews are all over the place. Had wood delivered today so I can redo the car trailer deck this weekend.