Re: John Deere Opinion Question
My thoughts are, the right side panel isn't all burnt, so at least the shield is still on the exhaust. Big things on those are the variator working and the transmission not staying in gear, though both normally work. I guess, check for any big transmission leaks at the ends of the axles and excessive steering slop. The price is highish, but the tractor looks well taken care of. The deck is a big plus as it looks to be solid. The kohler singles are great engines, but nothing lasts forever. Make sure it doesn't knock. If it is smooth & quiet it will probably last another 20 years.
The 200 series are as tough as the 300 series, but the hydraulics on the 300 series make them worth more. If you want it for yourself, you could do a lot worse and it will outlast any modern cheaply made lawn tractor you can buy. I'd say jump on it. If you are wanting to resell for a profit I'd keep looking for a lower price or a 300 series. This one is priced fairly already.