I bought a new LX277 in January and so far I love it. I bought a package deal with a 48" deck and a 42" snowblower. So far I havent had a chance to mow the grass but it will move alot of snow. Funny part about it is, when I moved I got a 100.00 rebate from JD. I had originally paid 3999.00 for the tractor but found a deal at another dealership for 3799.00 and that included the tractor, mower deck, and the (1300.00 ) snow blower. I tried to get the dealer I bought mine at to give me the same deal and they wouldnt and since JD has a 30 day no questions asked return policy I told the dealer I bought it from to come and get it . I went to Ft Wayne and picked up the other one and JD still sent me the 100.00 from the first one I bought. To get the deal you had to be a previous Deere owner, so I gave the place in Ft Wayne the serial number off the one I took back.. No questions asked and it saved me 1700.00 .