Good looking machine. Congrats.
I've never seen one in person. So, it has a 12hp Kohler? And it's a gear drive
tranny, with a drive shaft from the Kohler?
Deck lift lever on right side? Is it the same physical size as a 1450?
It has the k301 12 h.p. kohler.Yes it is gear drive.Driveshaft goes from the flywheel to a gearbox.The gearbox has a pully coming off the side parrellel to the wheels.A belt goes from the pully to the transaxle.The output shaft off that gearbox feeds the rear pto for you 541 pto unit,rototiller and I believe they had a pull behind brush hog type mower that run off that shaft.I think it is the same platform as the 1450,but not positive.Yes that is the deck lever on right side.