It is that time of the year again. Time to mow those lawns, I have a big one and I'm lazy.

I need a new riding mower and everyone I talk to has a different answer about which ones are the best. I want something that will last me at least the next 15 years with just basic yearly tune ups, and I have about $2,500 in my riding mower budget.

Here are the brands that I have been told to buy from my friends.

They are all good from what I have read on their sites and the various reviews from Consumer Reports. Here's the bottom line folks, the grass is growing and I have to buy one in the next week so help me out and leave me a comment over the next couple of days. The brand with the most comments will be cutting my back 40 for years to come.