New to the forum. I just purchased a 1981 Ariens GT18 with a series II Kohler engine . Everything operates well and the tractor is in very good condition. I was looking for a Cub Cadet 882 or 782D but could not locate one for anything close to a reasonable price so I found this and pulled the trigger. I know very little about this tractor!! Any help, information or direction would be appreciated!! I am also looking for a front blade and or snow thrower for it before winter and have no idea where to start looking or what reasonable prices would be.