Pretty much the way I felt when I mowed with my 109. It was my favorite mower/tractor ever. With about a days worth of maintenance and small repairs it'd be up and ready to go for several more years.
I can find faults in about any brand of mower from not enough leg room [Case 400 series] to sitting too high and feels like sitting on an over-inflated basketball [Sears SS/ST] to freewheeling going downhill [Case 400 series] to not nearly enough choice of speeds [Gravely 400 series] to poor quality of cut from rear discharge decks [Wheel Horse] to grinding gears and extremely slow to shift [Power King] to a real good tractor with a poor deck [Bolens tube frame].
Cadet had it all figured out.
My dad swears there has never been a mower built thats as "perfect" as a Deere 318 but I've never mowed with a Deere so i can't say.
Dad has a 430 Deere diesel and he'd rather use one of his 318s.
Edited by Gtractor, June 08, 2014 - 10:44 AM.