The garden tractor has worked pretty well, but getting it serviced has been problematic because the dealer who sold us the tractor went out of business three years ago. Although a number of new dealers have appeared, the closest servicing dealer is 2 counties away.
I had to replace the mower belt and it took a week and a half to get it. The dealer had the tractor at their shop for 2 1/2 weeks and sent it back and the belt broke the day I got it back. I removed the mower deck myself and installed the belt, put it back and now I am having trouble hooking the PTO back up. One must pull back the sleeve, fit the PTO on the shaft and then release the sleeve.