Just bought a circa 1990 Ransomes Lynx model XT2000. It is a 0 turn mower with a 42" deck, 16HP Briggs Vanguard, and a grass collector. It looks vey similar to a Walker with the GHS. I contacted the local dealer, the local distributor, and Textron and none of them can seem to give me much help. Now for the questions - Are these good machines? Are parts still available? How can I found out how old the machine really is? I have no owner's manual and would like to find out how often I should change the hydraulic fluid and the engine oil. The hour meter says 700 hours and I know this isn't correct but it may be the hours since the engine was replaced (supposed to be a 1998 engine). The machine runs and cuts great. It needs new front tires and a new seat. I also spent about 3 hours cleaning it. Paid $1000 for it, was this a good price? Any information at all about this machine or others similar to it would be greatly appreciated.