First of all pretty good bang for your buck! 18 hp opposed twin Onan, very smooth, very powerful! Shaft driven to the hydrostatic pump (read no drive belts!!!) 2 spools of hydraulics allows for power angle blade up front and hydraulic lift of all attachments! Power steering (once you have it you won't go back)! Very heavy frame, can handle just about anything! Option for a rear PTO, 3 pt hitch! Well I think you get the idea!
I think if the tractor is what it appears to be, an unmolested strait 318 with under 400 hours it is a very very good deal. The 318 is arguably the best garden tractor ever built, next of course to the mighty 430! Adam
great mower - try to get a good look at the deck / bearings / blades - check for smoking engine and hydraulic operation. i have a 400, same type set up but older and just finished repainting. you can get parts on ebay.