Everyone says bad things about the MTD mowers. MTD has taken over many of the old name of mowers, GT and LT. You know that alot of the mowers from the past are gone. MTD does have many good machines that will last if taken care of. There are something that are better now and some are worst than it was in the past. The old cubs had their on problems,like rebuilding the trannys and the belts came of the mowers many times. There is one thing that MTD does have over many of the other company's,you can find parts. You do not have to sell your house to repair them. I like MTD equipment.