No, the kid down the street, or stopping at Labor Ready isn't going to cut it. My yard is about 35 feet wide and about 120 feet long. It doesn't warrant a riding lawn-mower, but it's on a slope and I want it to be self propelled. So, I have rented a couple of Honda's, and while nice, they are built for smaller stature people. The handle just isn't capable of being set to a level for my height. I also rented a John Deere, but it was about 4 years old, and it wasn't in the best shape. It worked fine, but I don't think it was indicative of what they are putting out today - I am sure. So, I know we have several landscapers ( professional & amateur ) and I am sure several of you have much bigger yards than I do, so what are you using? What's in your lawn care shed/garage/cubby hole?? And why that model? Something like this is PROBABLY overkill.