This is an awesome walk behind mower. It was worth putting a John Deere name on. The Kawasaki engine on it was good too. IMO, some of the best aluminum deck mowers were in production in the 1990's. Honda (HM series), Snapper (Euro model), and Deere 14XX, just to name a few that I came across.
I remember reading about drive train problems as being expensive to repair for this these JD model. Repairs can be upwards of $300. One person actually disconnected the drive train and used it as a manual push mower.
It's been written about before, if I find it again, I'll forward you the information
This message was modified Feb 8, 2010 by aa335