Originally Posted by piratelawn&landscaping
I mostly just stalk threads, but i had a chance to pick up an old 1212 a couple months ago so I figured I would chime in. Guy offered it to me for $500. I went to check it out when he wasn't there. When I finally got back up up with him he backed out. Long story short I feel like that is a great deal on a back up mower. Keep us updated as to the repairs and problems you run into.
Well we made it through the first day of using the 1212. I love the cut of the Grasshopper decks. We did run into a problem with the mower though. After a few hours of use it appears the fuel pump has went out. It isn't a big deal. It is a cheap fix and what can you expect out of a 23 year old mower. I'm still happy with my purchase at this point. I will keep updating how it holds up the rest of the season.