I am attaching some photos of my yard in Madison, Ms (Central Ms; hot as heck down here!) I bought a used 108 in '79 when I built this house. It was used on 3 acres of ground and it used to take me 3 hours to mow (in 3rd gear!) Due to trees and beds I down to 40 minutes. In about 20 years I almost wore that 108 out (but I didn't!) It had to have a new block one time and then that twice rebuilt. I bought a JD345 2 decades ago to give the 108 a rest. I have restored the 108 and it is like new. I bought a CC1711 also recently. Those Cubs are tough.