Gotta go back a looong time..
But my VERY first mower, of my own, was an ancient 6hp, 26" cut Craftsman rider with a techumseh on it.. It buttered my bread in J-high..
My first Mower in the Lco biz was a 1987 21" Snapper that I purchased for 20 bucks.. My father in Law still uses it.
May peace and blessing from the LORD be with you, Fellow Hot Rod Freaks!!