A 7ft. John Deere No 8 sickle bar mower is the best mower for most people. It has a hydraulic lift, a good trail tire and a PTO. This model also comes with John Deere tractor brackets for a perfect fit. Unfortunately, the cutter on this machine has broken. Luckily, these ads have been preserved for historical purposes. Here are some of the things to look for in a used model.