I purchased this old girl from John in CT. John and his son restored and showed round hoods. Their work was meticulous. John had this 953 on CL I checked the ad day after day and finally I called. I had to have it. My first long frame. She came with a 5o" sickle bar & a 48" rotary. In between some tinkering and a fresh coat of paint I put her to work hauling trailer loads of firewood and dragging the landscape rake. By summers end the original 9.6 hp had tired out. Winter project!! I freshened up a 12 hp that was on the shelf, converted over the ignition & made it a gen/start. Installed it, turned the key and pressed the go button. She runs like a top. There's been a few other items along the way too like new tires, PTO set-up. I am sure you understand the list goes on. The thought crossed my mind to swap out the transaxle with hi/low range and maybe add a second set of rear wheels. Anyway I've rambled on long enough. Thanks for asking.