I just bought it used for $1500.00 about 2 months ago. Did I pay too much? Its about a 95 or 96 model. It has a 14 hp Kaw single cyl. engine, 48 inch deck, stock blades, and a homeade velky that works ok. Has what I estimate between 300 to 400 hours, engine doesn't use oil at all. The left wheel is a little higher than the right indicating a collision of some sort but the deck itself seems flat. Tranny is a peerless, has double belts to each wheel, uses the same spindles, bearings and housing as early Scag so I guess that is good or is it? I see Scag has a new bearing design. Does that mean the old stuff is junk. The deck where the spindles go through is about .310 inch. Is that thick enuff or shoud I reinforce the deck for longer life? How does the quality of cut of this mower compare to others in its class/price range? What blades would you recommend for this type deck and engine size? Do I need to resell it while its still in reasonably good shape and get something else or just live with my decision and keep it. Oh, and don't be bashful, tell me what you really think! Jay R.