. I grew up working on stuff (dad had an oil field lease service and did his own repairs).Have been a professional auto tech for 30 years. I have a sears 19.9 GT that for the last 10 years had a 1971 cub cadet 48" deck adapted to it, love that onan. I was just givin a snapper lx1848h has a sturdy looking deck with the 18hp vanguard that I think has a sticky valve.Hey free is free. Plan to build hydrualic 3pt for the gt and fix the snapper for mowing. This looks like a great place for good ideas hopefully I can share some and return the favor.