Originally Posted by IntegrityGuy
whole hydro system is gummed up and left pump is leaking. I believe the deck spindles were shot due to the great vibration and rattling. Engine leaks oil and needs a tune up. Mower had 3400 hrs on it. Will take over 2200$ in repairs to make a great machine.
Deck spindles are actually not shot, left pump is not leaking, and oil from the engine is because it is in need of a new gasket. I have had this checked out by a mechanic who recommends two new hydro's but for now if I baby it, it will be fine. I am having new belt put on which makes the rattling and vibration go away. The main belts already have been replaced last year I was told and they look fairly new. New gasket which the guy will do it anywhere from $100-300 depending on the time. SO $2200 and over is wrong. $1500 will bring this back to life.
Thanks Integrity Guy for your input but its not right. I have been offered $1200 for it even in the shape it currently is in.