Craftsman Husqvarna

Which is the best riding lawn mower to purchase?

I am looking to purchase a riding lawn mower (tractor). I wanted to find out what is really the best one to buy or at least a list of pros and cons between each of the brands sold at Lowe's or Home Depot: Cub Cadet, John Deere, Husqvarna, Troy Bilt, Ariens - I'd even consider a Craftsman from Sears. Basically I'm not really looking for anything special, just a tractor that will mow my lawn, pull one of the carts that you can buy for it, and maybe use a plug aerator with it. 42" cut is probably plenty, though bigger isn't a bad thing. I'd like to hear advice about price vs. performance, quality (longevity of the mower), and some input on the differences between the different engines (Kohler vs. Briggs and Stratton, single cylinder vs. V-Twin). My yard is just under an acre, I have a few trees, and the terrain is very slightly bumpy and has a slight grade in back.

Thanks!

I would get a Deere but from a dealer not Home Depot

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