I just purchased the lgt26k54. Before I go on, I have a moderate lawn care experience for the past year I used my father in laws JD L120 and I am not here to bash either or, things I noticed so far is that LGT is very comparable to L120, a comfortable ride and it did shorten my mow time by about 30 to 45 minutes which I am sure is because of a larger deck and stronger engine but prior to buying I looked up different mowers and decided to go with LGT. It seemed like a reasonable choice as I only have to mow about 1.5 to 2 acres flat ground. As I was researching around it seems that the transmission it comes with is the main downfall of the tractor itself. So I guess My question is should I be worried that I just spent all that money on a tractor that is designed to fail within a short period of time? Also to dispel some of questions I do take care of my equipment first thing I did with the LGT is make sure the oil levels are appropriate, greased all the fittings, adjusted the deck wheels and greased the wheels. So for the follow on question is I guess can I upgrade the transmission to a heavier duty one or am I stuck with a dying product?