Depends on the size of the lawn. I have 1/3 akr. After looking I went to sears and snapper they are the most common. I chose the sears because of cost. I do highly recomend a drive frount or back, if lawn is uneven the big wheels help. other than that I am happy with the sears and I can alwas get parts no matter where I live. Just try to get parts for a yard boy or something.