i just purchased this mower with a 1 year old 23hp kaw. for $2000.00. icut a few prperties and my tractor puked out so finally bit the bullet. its not perfect but does seem to run well. a few things i need to fix, the rod that connects to the platform to the safety switch (also gone) you stand on is broke, that should keep mower from starting but previous owner jumpered switch out! need to repair ASAP. has a catcher but no guard, do most people take guard or flap off anyway. i GPS'd the speed and it goes 5.4 mph is that the correct speed? i know the new ones go faster. the wheelie wheels are also off, i have them but need the bolts and washers to attatch them if their needed. anything in particuler i should watchout for? thank you for the reply's.