I'm about ready to start working on the Wife for a new Lawn Tractor. I'm looking under $1,500....at the top end I think I can sqeeze in a John Deere from Lowes/Home Depot....definetly a Craftsman Tractor would fit the bill.....are there other brands I should look at. I did have an ol' Cub Cadet 1320 Hydro, but by order of the Wife, sold it rather than replace a Deck Bearing ($250), and bouht a new Self Propelled Mower to cut about 110 foot by 300 foot lawn....but I hear the Cubs are not what they used to be.....suggestions ???