It starts and runs every time. The hydro was replaced under warranty after 20 hours. Now, hydro seems to be going bad again. Every time I use my aerator, the hydro goes bad. It has been 3 years since I aerated, and it seems the hydro can't take it. This is a glorified mower - not much of a lawn tractor.
I have a mulch kit, and I have one and a half acres of Bermuda. I am a teacher, and I am off in the summer. I mow my grass every three days in the afternoon when the grass is dry. I have gone through numerous deck wheels, and I have had to have the deck welded. Cracks occurred from wear from mowing all of the time. It's not a very durable deck.