Well, even though I made the trip last month, I thought I'd finally get it posted about my road trip that ought to put "Old Buzzard" to shame.
5,400 miles round trip in the trusty 2006 F-150 pulling an enclosed 14 foot trailer. Leaving Atwater, California with the G10 in the back of the pick-up, I headed for Crawfordsville Indiana via I-80. In Crawfordsville I picked up an early 1950's Airens Model B Rotortiller. Then up to Madison Wisconsin where I picked up another Bolens 900. Then off to Minnesota, delivered the G10 with Mower Deck to my brother as a birthday present where I also picked up the 1225 and 1455 I had purchased and he stored for me there. Took the snowthrower off the 1225 and put it on the G10 for him, loaded the 900 in the truck, put the 1225 and 1455 in the trailer with the rotor tiller, visited for a few days and then back to California! 5,400 miles in my 2006 F-150, still sporting all the original engine accessories including the fan belt at 172,000 miles!
I have to say, the 1224 doesn't impress me much from an engineering perspective, it is IMHO a mediocre machine. The 1455 on the other hand is well thought out, well thought engineered and I love it!