Im an SC native but currently live in Southwest GA I am 28 years old and very handy. I found this website a couple weeks ago and its been a great tool aiding me in my search for an older model garden tractor. Didnt want to spend a ton of money on some of the newer stuff that doesnt last. After hours of research and great reviews found on MTF, I ended up purchasing a Craftsman GT6000 as my first ever garden tractor/ lawn mower period. Its about a 1992 model I think. Everything still works on it and the guy even had the original owners manual. I look forward to being a part of this great forum.