I thought I'd post this here since many members of this forum seem to be do-it-yourselfers and are mechanically inclined. That sort of goes along with owning a wood stove and everything involved. I have an MTD/Bolens lawn tractor I purchased new in 2006. The blade engagement lever is to the right of the seat. The cable first broke in May of 2015, again in September 2016, and again 2 weeks ago. The cable brand I installed last week is 'Genuine Parts'. I believe that's what I got the other 2 times. I wonder what could cause the frequent breaking? It's always at the part that hooks into the lever. Could it be just the OEM was of better quality? That seemed to be what the guys at the parts shop thought. Someone on a tractor forum said they somehow fixed it, re-attached the cable onto the lever and it's been fine since. I don't know how in the world that was accomplished, but I'd consider doing something like that next time. The price for the cable has gone up every year, now with tax it's over $50. Not just the money - but it seems like these replacements are not of great quality.