Great info and pointers thank you. What else can you run off the back of these besides a tiller that I would want a PTO for? I wouldn't need a tiller and will more than likely need to rig up a hitch so I can tow a dump cart. Sorry for the noob questions I'm new to tractors.
It will have a standard ball mount for towing yard trailers. If you don't need a rear lift/pto the price should reflect that.
Everyone wants to buy low/sell hi but NE prices are higher than most, location means a lot. This tractor would probably go for $1200 in Canada... for example. NE not so high Midwest cheaper etc. Hi wheel adds to the demand if you have rough terrain.
Quick rundown i'm no expert
Blower $250 if bearings good
Deck $150 if bearings good
That leaves $600 for tractor at $1k price.
That seems decent for CT IF the tractor checks out, no smoke, no noises, no major leaks, strong hydraulics. Try to run an attachment to make sure everything works there. If the attachment bearings are loose try to get him down another 100 or 2 can be a pain to replace if rusted up. Try to knock $50 off for a new front tire. $30 for a GT battery at Napa. See if he has chains or weights for winter work, those are expensive too.
You're asking for some pretty quick advice on a possible impulse buy. Ask yourself what you could get for it next week if the motor pukes, or the hydraulic motor, or the drive motor, those are the 3 big items. Or would you be able to rebuild/replace, parts are available under $300 for each item but a lot of dirty work to fix.
Hear it run, drive it, see what the machine says to you. The pics look decent for the year. It is a 40 year old machine at top market price, do you trust the machine, do you trust the seller.
Personally I wouldn't cut a lot of grass with an old GT that is a lot of hot, full throttle operation all summer long, hard on a 40-year old motor. I have a newer, cheap riding mower for grass cutting and save my old GTs for the heavy grunt work.
You didn't say how big your lawn is. Do you need a snowblower or will a plow work. Hydraulic lift is nice if you're disabled but not always necessary if you're not i.e. other brands are cheaper.
Also a guy on here is always posting deals on CT craigslist, look around.