Hesston I agree had a very well designed lawn tractor. As a teen, I was fortunate enough to be able to test out some of their prototypes! My father worked at Woods Co. in Oregon, IL, where some of the Hesstons were built and tested. Our job was to test them out and see if we could break them, or find problems with them. Needless to say, these units were built to take anything we could throw at them. I grew up on a farm, so we had many different test scenarios we could throw at them. I owned one myself for many years, wish they weres till in production, I would have another.