Do you suppose that was why they were on the curb in the first place?
I'm a cheap arse but I paid a decent amount of money for what I have. $250 for the 582 with no deck and i have a little over $450 in parts into it but I did have to replace the engine (even though the PO said it was a strong runner it had Alot of blow by) (1,900 hours on the original engine) and I bought a decent used $150 44C deck and completely rebuilt it. 3 New spindles with replaceable bearings and rebuild the driveshaft and clutch on the tractor.
Paid $200 for another engine. Found a donor tractor with just over 300 hours on it that had blown a rear tire on a hill and rolled down an embankment. Deck,hood steering wheel and fenders got destroyed but the engine was fine. It was the Snapper LT16 that I sold back in 2013. Told him those big goofy looking narrow soft balloon tires (22 8x8 2 ply tires) were to soft to mow side to side on the steep part of his yard but he didn't listen. Right rear rolled off the bead and down the hill it went.
Same Dumb butt I sold my Cub 127 to that he burnt up when his big junk pile caught fire.
Still I can't complain for what I have in it. But I am getting a bit tired of fixing stuff on it just to be able to mow the grass and tow my other junk around.
Edited by EricFromPa, June 24, 2017 - 09:49 PM.