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Help: your advice on 12.5LTH

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I've been shopping for a used mower for a while now and have determined that Simplicity makes great machines. I have found an early 90's 12.5LTH in very good condition. Seat is great, engine seems to run great, chasis is in very good condition overall. I can get it for $350. My yard is about 3/4 acre of grass area. There are a couple decent size hills.

1) Your advice on price
2) Owner claims deck size is 36". I didn't know Simplicity built that model with 36" decks. I thought they were 38".
3) Are there mulch kits available for an early 90's 12.5LTH?
4) Is 12.5HP enough to climb hills? I've read on this forum and elsewhere that HP comparisons of old and new tractors is not apples to apples. I'm concerned though that 12.5HP might not really be enough for anything more than flat land with maybe small hills.

Thank you for your input.
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Thanks. I should have said the $350 included delivery to my house (30 minutes away). I don't have a way to get it other than renting a truck or trailer.

So if there are no mulch kits... that means my option is to shoot the grass out the side across the lawn. Hmm...
Would Gator blades help?
This is the model number. Model # 1691-88L
I can't seem to find any info on that.
Thanks. That helps.

What blades are people using? I'm concerned about blowing clippings all over the place. Aren't gators supposed to chop up the clippings more fine?
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