I used to be a fan of the old BOLENS Quality tractors until MTD bought them and now they have replaced the Yard Machines labels with BOLENS. Marketing ploy to say the least. You can put a good name on a lower quality mower to make someone think it's better but that just don't make it better. The Ryobi trimmers also changed to BOLENS. Of course I'm referring to Lowes, they have the Bolens name exclusive in the States.