I can pick this up off of a friend of mine for $800, snowcaster tire chains, and two mower decks. I know very little about case garden tractors. Good deal? Seems about right from what I have seen around. Any opinions or insight to the machine I should know? It is about 4 hours away from me at the moment so I cant go look at it just yet. I have a small loader I built that might fit almost perfect. This has hydraulics suitable for a loader correct?