After a couple of dozen times push mowing the back yard with its ridiculously thick weeds and grass, Lynn and I invested in a riding lawn mower. After careful consideration, I opted for a Snapper for a couple of reasons...1. They told Walmart "No" (click here for more info) and 2. My grandfather, Hood, had one that lasted as long as I can remember. I am very glad we got it. What used to take 2 1/2 hours and lots of sweat now takes about 45 minutes. I am all for exercise, but the act itself was getting quite old, especially with the push mower quitting every 4-5 minutes because it couldn't handle the thickness. Oh, and Savannah likes it too. I think Hood would be proud.