Re: Simplicity Express series
A very good friend of mine bought an Express in the early/mid '90's as a new tractor. He never maintained it other than a trip to the dealer every other year for an oil change and lube. I walked passed it countless occasions as I was at his home a lot and the poor thing looked horrid. However, it never failed him and his lawn looked good with the 38" deck cut. He had to have had it a decade or so and it was dead nuts reliable.
It was the hydro version, but I don't know what motor was in it...
Good luck with your new tractor!