I just picked this up yesterday, and wouldn't ya know it friggin snowed here!!! That sux, but soon as I got it off the trailer I got to plow my drive, and the neighbor's drive too!! That's COOL. Let me first say, and yep some have heard it before, "this thing is a beast". She definitely has battle wounds all over, and I probably will replace the rear seat pan as it's in real bad shape, but it's all there, and works good too (except one tail light for obvious reasons). I got it with the plow, and deck, but the deck will need some patches which is easy nuff. Overall I am very happy with it so far, and I will make this my everyday yard machine. Oh yea, check out the hydro lift handle extension. It works really good, i don't know what it's from, but the function is excellent.
A little History on her from the original owner I got her from said he bought her new, but wouldn't ya know, he either told me the year, and I simply didn't hear him, or he didn't tell me at all (nor did I ask) . (I think it's an 83, but not positive?) He said he never had any major problems with it, and used it all the time plowing, and for pulling his log trailer. He said he "had enough of Wisconsin", and was moving to FL. He also said back in the 80's he salvaged the signal light's off a Jap bike for the rear end, and added a flasher to them. Just in case anyone here is wondering, Ummm yea, those will be coming off. LOL