This is the second one of these that I have owned. You can expect about 8 years of service from them based on my experience with the first one that I owned. Also, you can expect some repairs in the form of replacement of belts and perhaps some pulleys
. They start easily, even in cold weather. In fact they may even start a little too easily. All you have to do is pull the handle on the starter rope and it fires up which could be a safety issue if a child were playing around with the mower. The justification
for buying this mower is simply that it cuts a 30 inch swath with each pass, whereas most mowers cut 19 or 20, and that really does save you some time.