Scotts 16Hp 42" Rider Mower
The Scotts 16 Horsepower Rider mower built by John Deere is a lawnmower that holds up extremely well. First of all, it is fairly small and compact. This makes it easily able to fit inside a garage and store. More importantly, its versatility shows up when actually riding it. It can cut sharp turns very easily and because it is fairly light, it can go from slow to quite fast in literally a moment.
Also for those of you who have hills to work with, this mower may be the answer. It can ride up very steep rises, which it has done faithfully in my front yard for years. The downsides with this mower are ones that would come with any lawn mower. It's battery has died a few times over the years, but once we have jumped it with a car, and another time we charged it at a mobile station. Either way, it was never really that big of a deal.
One last point that I have to make is that the engine and automobile runs quite clean. From what I've seen, many modern rider mowers spew clouds of smoke, but not this mower. I am happy that we made the decision to buy this lawn mower probably 5 or 6 years ago, and I am even more happy that it will be able to serve us for years in the future.
If your thinking about getting a lawn mower, and especially a rider mower, getting a used or new Scotts brand John Deer mower would be an excellent choice.