I recently purchased a used 1999 Scag 36" walkbehind belt drive for $600.00. Excellent shape paint is still very good. Needs carb rebuild, and grips. The guy put it away for winter and didn't try to start it until after he already placed the ad in the paper. Needless to say everyone was scared that it wouldn't start, but it was just flooded, so I got an awsome deal. Any, the only thing that is missing is the side chute. Do you use it or just keep it in the up position anyway? Just wondering if I should buy a new one or forget about it and start mowing?