I am looking at the J.D. 1600 and the Toro D-4000 mowers new at around $40,000.00. Today I drove by a used Howard Price 1260, 1996 model, 126" cut with 1,900 hours on it. They want $5,400.00 for this beast. It has a 40 HP yanmar diesel that starts easy and runs good , all hydros work well and he will take me out to demo this machine. The price is seemingly good but I don't know anything about these mowers or parts availability. Has anyone had any experience with these and would you be afraid of a machine this old.