pretty much any light mowers are all the same with a different hood... MTD makes the majority so your basically buying a John Deere/Cub Cadet/New Holland and other brands and there all made at the same plant just painted differently.
If you get into the 300series and up with John Deere then they are made by John Deere but it shows in the prices.... the ones they sell at HomeDepot/Lowes are cheaper because hardly any warrenty is offered with them compared to the dealer.
2007 F350 6.0L Ext cab short box 4x4
2000 F150 5.4L Reg cab short box 2wd
?? always looking for a new ford project !