Hi all, pretty new to the forum yet and still looking for the perfect GT. I came a cross 1981 Wheel Horse C125 Automatic today on the ole craigslist. The current owner bought it from the original owner this past summer and did a partial restoration on it. Sadly it had sat outside for 5 years, but luckily didn't rust hardly at all. The current owner changed all the fluids, cleaned it up, put a new fuel pump on it, and changed the transmission oil as well. Everything works on the tractor quite well. The engine was left untouched but runs fantastic. The engine is a Kohler K301 12 horse. I went and took a look this evening and it ran and drove very nice. The guy actually had plowed snow with it this morning, the engine sounded fantastic and overall was in decent condition. Has some dents and a crack in the fiberglass back plate, but not bad. Comes with the deck, a Snow blade, and the Mule drive for the deck as well as a set of tire chains, even has the original owners manual. He's asking 750$ or the whole works.
My questions are: is this a decent deal? Are parts available? is this engine and transmission reliable? And will it hold up to snow plowing and heavy towing (3-500Lb trailers)?
Thank you in advance. Sure hope this one pans out!