I purchased the 48" model Bad Boy in April of 2011. I had researched ZTR's for over a year. After considering many brands to include; Hustler, Toro, Encore, Exmark and others, I can say that you won't get a better built mower with the warranty for the price you can get the Bad Boy for. Most mowers in it's class have 5-12 less HP and are not as solidly built as these little beasts are. I mow about an acre and this thing has cut my time down substantially. The blades pulverize grass so well that a mulching kit isn't needed......and I am am picky about my yard work.