I bought this tractor mainly for snow removal and dirt work. I haven't had many chances to really use it so far, but I have cleared the driveway of snow and so far so good. I got the shuttle shift which I really like so far. I'm still getting used to the tractor---first one for me---and I love it.
I chose the LS for the price mainly. The few reviews and stats I could find were nothing but good so I decided to give it a shot and I'm glad I did. Great machine for an even better price. I would highly recommend one to anyone looking for a good small tractor. I'll keep you guys updated as I get more use out of it.