I am new to the forum here and seeking all wisdom and advice. I am in the market (live in Minn) for a used John Deere riding lawn mower. My price point is max $1,000, I have mostly flat terrain (lots of leaves in the fall) and .50 acre or so. I really only need a mower and perhaps a bagger system eventually (no need for a snow blower, blade, etc..). I am keeping an eye on Craigslist. My own research (avoiding the “big box store” models like the L, LA and D series and putting emphasis on the Kawasaki engine) has narrowed my focus to the LX (178, 188, 277 (non AWS)) and LT (180 and 190). Agree? Disagree? Other models/series I should consider?
Also, I seem to come across LT 155's AND LX 255's out there on CL....which have the Kohler 15hp engine. What are people's opinions of those two machines or more specifically, thoughts on the 15hp Kohler engine in them? I guess I was more inclined to get a mower with a Kawasaki engine. Appreciate all the help and opinions on the above. Thanks in advance.