I would recomend a John Deere mower. The LX 188 has a 17HP twin cylinder liquid cooled engine that more durable than air-cooled. This mower comes with an automatic transmission and a 48" deck. The bagger is called a Powerflow bagger which virtually eliminates problems. John has top quality products, unequaled dealers and service, and a reputation for high resale value. You may want to log on Deere's web sight.