I bought mine new in 1988 and will not trade it even for a Deere or Cub! That 48" mower deck cuts my 2 acres better than anything else I have tried (4 other mowers).
As a 40 year auto tech, I felt the engine blow by was excessive at 800 hours so I but pistons & rings in it. I plow in the winter as well as mow!
Still going strong 22 years and counting! I do periodic grease and driveline fluid changes too.