Went mower hunting today (restorable/rebuildable/salvagable), was hoping for a JD of some kind. No luck with that. But I did run across a good Honorable Mention. I ended up with a Honda HT-3813 lawn tractor. It's really well built for a lawn tractor. It has a 13hp Inline 2-cylinder engine and is liquid cooled, has a 38" deck, and a 5 spd stick shift. It is a horizontal shaft engine and the transmission is shaft driven, no belts except for the mower deck. It also has a cast iron front axle as well. Picked it up for $40 out of the local JD dealer's back lot. He said it needed a starter, and when the prev. owner found out how much it would have been, he told them to keep it. It's in great shape except for the tires, which are dry rotted pretty bad. It's complete as well. I figure once I sell the Murray, which I've got 3 people waiting to drive it, I'll take the money from that and buy the starter and oil/filter/spark plugs, and try and fire'er up to see what she'll do.