In the past, I've had many MTD's. MTD's been good to me. I rarely had a issue with a MTD. I've had issues with Murry's. MTD bought-out Murry yrs ago. White went to Cub Cadet. The Cub Cadet Family Tree. I'm more-less a Old school, Shade tree mechanic. Nothings broke until, I say's it is, kinda guy. I purchased a used Cub Cadet 2000 Series 2155 a few weeks ago. Found a few issues with this Cub Cadet is why I joined this Forum.