I would not buy a belt drive, but that's me. However, I am with Glenn, $3500 for a 7 year old mower that has been sitting?? God only knows what shape the hydros, hoses, wheel motors etc are in. You could easily drop $1500 in it so i wouldn't pay more than $1500/$2000 and then I would have someone service the hydros, reseal the wheel motors and replace the hoses before I used it. Just my opinion.
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