I have been wanting to buy a snow blower for my John Deere 318. They are hard to come by at a reasonable price. I saw an ad online for this snow blower and tractor for $150 bucks. It was being sold by an apartment complex that used to clear their own snow, but hire out the service now. They hadn't used it for several years. All they had was the tractor and snow blower. It had been sitting in a shed for several years, and some parts were missing, including the front tires. I took along a pair of suburban tires/wheels so I could load it on my trailer.
I found a donor tractor from a guy who has an ad online for lawn tractor parts. He had the exact same tractor...Sears Craftsman GT6000 with a 20 hp. Kohler in it. I bought the front wheels/tires, a 44 inch mower deck, the deck lift arm, and a mule drive from him for 100 bucks. I got the snow blower put back together and mounted on the tractor. I put belts on it (one from the donor mower deck, the other from my belt collection) and fired it up tonight. It works! And the blower bearings are quiet! Now all I need is some snow!