I'm sure you remember this post from last week, where I talked about my lawnmower giving me a running case of the red-ass. My mechanic son ran it on Sunday and couldn't find a problem with it. It ran just fine. Of course it did.
Today, I loaded it on my trailer and hauled it to his house. It runs good when he's in the seat, he may as well run it.
I went down to the local dealer and pulled the pin on a new mower. A Toro Timecutter with the 50 inch deck. Folks have asked me why I didn't go with a larger deck, and it's simply because I have a small tailer, and I do some mowing at the church from time to time. It helps to be able to load the mower on the trailer.
I bought it from a local dealer rather than a big box store. I'd rather support my local dealer and keep the money at home. And, the local dealer has a service department. I got a three-year warranty with the machine, and if if it breaks, I'm going to haul tit o the dealer and tell them, "Fix it." If the dealer gives me any hassle, I'm going to call my old buddy, who I went to high school with and ask him why his grand daughter isn't honoring my warrant. I don't think I'll have any problems.
It's a good looking machine, has great reviews, and should serve me well.