Last year I got my second tractor, a Kubota B3300, my first was a pedal tractor 58 years ago. I mow about 2 1/2 acres around the house with a 5' rotary cutter which does a good enough for me job but not for the little lady. She actually attempted to mow the place with a 21" push mower, after two days she gave up. It was fun watching her march back and forth while sipping cold ones with a buddy.
Anyway after a week of thinking about it she asked me if I could teach her how to run the Kubota, I thought a millisecond and said no so that didn't go over to big with her. Next weekend I picked up this LGT 165 for 350 bucks. It came with a 50 inch deck and I galvanized pipe ell and cap on the oil drain. That sure made the oil change easy. This machine had sat outside for 2 years with a forsale sign at a mechanics shop. At first he said it was worth $700 but would let it go for $600, then $500, then $400.
It just barely started but I figured it had been sitting for so long the battery was toast, got it home and it wouldn't take a full charge so I got another battery and all was good until I realized the battery wasn't charging. Thanks to the manuals I found here I was able to track it down to a bad plug-in at the regulator/rectafier. Ya, runs like a champ.
Is it normal to use 3 plus gallons of gas on a 2 1/2 acre lawn? The Kubota uses less than a gallon and does it over twice as fast.
Here are some pictures, I know you guys love pics. I have the cover for the pully on the deck, just left it off to inspect and grease everything. I don't know for sure what year this machine is but the serial on the engine shows it to be a 79' so I figure a 79' or 80'. Plan on paint and new decals and replace one tail light, and redo the wiring otherwise everything works.