I've owned a 106 for about ten years that I use for mowing the roadside in our neighborhood. It's been dependable, and I hope to keep it the rest of my life. I just came into a 1650 hydrostatic a couple months ago that had a very rough life. With the help of this website, I've got it up to snuff, I think. I enjoy reading the messages on this site every morning. Gets my day started. I'm from Ft. Wayne, Indiana.