This John Deere 42″ 17.5 HP automatic front-engine riding mower is a high quality, reliable riding mower that is durable and simple to use. Capable of top speeds of 5.5 mph, the mower has a fully automatic three-position transmission. A large 42-inch deck with a smooth design helps to keep grass from becoming build up in the under carriage and easily lifts grass up before its ultra sharp blades cut it to size. You can adjust the cutting height from 1″ to 4″ in convenient 1/4″ increments. A 10-position adjustable seat will have you feeling comfortable from the start of mowing to its conclusion.