I have a chance to buy a Steiner articulated tractor with 72" mower, snowblower and tiller. It had a 24 hp Onan twin--the engine lost a valve seat, and the repair shop "lost" the engine, so the owner wants to get rid of it.
I think it's a model 430, but it's out of state--about 3 1/2 hours away so I won't know until the owner sends me pictures this evening...
I've always wanted an articulated tractor, and have an 18 hp Onan I could put in it, or repower with a Honda GC610 or a Kohler Command CH1, or even a Ruggerini 2 cyl diesel or a Mitsubishi L3E diesel.
So, are there any chronic problems with this machine? I won't be able to run it, etc., what do I need to look for?
How suitable would it be for plowing gardens, snow removal, etc?