im just starting out and have limited dough. i found a 52" toro wb, belt drive, 18hp kohler, w/ t-bar handles, mulch kit, and velke for $1300. the same guy has a john deere 54" wb, w/ 5 speed transmission, 17hp, w/velke for $2000. both mowers were made around '97, have elect start, floating deck. the deere has about 400 hours on it. the toro has about 800 on it. any thoughts???