My 14 year-old 28" Snapper rear engine finally died.

Mower deck is completely rusted through.

About $500 for a new deck plus at least $300-$400 labor to replace.

Neither place in town is stocking Snapper mowers anymore, as the reviews of the new ones are horrible. They could order in the replacement similar to mine for about $1600.

Faced with store 1, which carries Gravely 42" 0-turn for $3200.

Store 2 has Husqvarna 42" tractor mower (front engine) for $1800 base model.

Anyone here tried 0-turn? Only mowing about 1 1/2 acres, flat.

Wondering if it's worth paying almost twice as much.