I bought mine off of Craigslist. The gentleman was moving and needed to get rid of it as he was moving into an apartment.
It had had minimal dealer maintenance but was in very good condition (owner was NOT mechanically inclined). These things are built like a tank.
With a lot of TLC, I had it running and looking like new in no time. The radiator was packed with Dandelion chaf, all fluids were changed as were the filters. New deck wheels and spindles were mounted as well as a custom mounted tractor radio for entertainment.
The only complaint with this garden tractor is the fuel consumption. The 27hp Kawasaki engine uses fuel at a very high rate especially when compared to a diesel.