Here's mine and it is the best lawn mower I have ever used.
That's a nice mower and a good looking yard too. I also prefer the dealer over the box store any day of the week.Here is my JS 45. I like the drive mechanism. It is good overall, but I am retiring it to camp. I bought it new at the dealer, over going to Lowes. I am glad I did. I liked the way I was treated at the dealership.
As of right now I have 298.8 hours on mine. It gets washed maybe every 4 months and has never seen any wax.Mine only had about 40 hrs on when I took the photo in 2004 and I had just waxed it. As I recall a few weeks before that I'd got caught in the rain and had grass and mud plastered all over it. Thus after washing I took the opportunity to put on the wax.
It's seldom as pristine as the photo and in reality has not seen any wax since then. Just not enough hours in the day.