I am in the market for a new JD 2 wheel drive 72" front mount mower. I was looking online at the 1445 seriesII with the 29hp engine. Went to the dealership to have a look but found out that JD no longer makes that line. They came out with the 1500 series. The 1550 has a new tier 4 engine with 24 hp. The next size is the 1570 with 37hp. This is too much engine for me. The salesman said the 1550 would have no problem with a 72" deck. The 24hp seems to small to me.
Any feedback would be much appreciated.