You old iron guys are missing something (and love your machines BTW. Nice find with the tiller Bret!). HittinSteel wants to MOW. And that's the one thing that the old iron generally does not do nearly as well as something newer. The old GT's don't turn nearly as sharp. (Striping with one is real frustrating!) A lot of the mower decks are an embarrassment in stark contrast to the durability of the tractor. The deck shells are easily bent out of shape (and just as easily pounded back into shape, ) and they often lack the blade speed, lift, and deck capacity (depth) to mow as nice as their newer offspring will. You wanna pull stumps, till the garden or push snow? I'll take that old WheelHorse, Simplicity, AC, Deere, or Cub anyday. But my LT180 will mow circles around y'all and the lawn will look better when I'm done.