My friends I recently took ownership a new to me 5216.5. I have another simplicity hydro. This thing is fairly beefy. It has a recently rebulit 18 hp briggs twin. I have ran it around the yard a few times and other than needing a new drive belt the only other thing I can see wrong is that when you slide the hydro lever down it will vibrate back up fairly fast. I got this thing for a song. My friends dad gave me one of the elcheapo 70 cc china dirt bikes and a g:thThumbsU:trink40::bannana::Tractor2:uy I know just had to have it. The tractor is in good shape and came with a perfect condition 50 inch deck. I am useing the other simp as a garden tractor but it is a lawn tractor and the tranny aint gonna last to much longer with the abuse I am doing to it. I have already fabed up a winch powed sleeve hitch for it. My questions are simple is this thing tough enough to pull a plow in the spring and push snow in the winter. It has the heft. I am just wondering if it is just a glorified lawn tractor or could it be considered a garden tractor? Also what can I do to keep the hydro lever in position? As soon as I figure out how I will post some pics. Any info would be great. I went to the simplicity web sight to get a owners man. And they do not recognize my model number. Thanks guys This is a great sight! Also If anyone is near southeast missouri and would like to do some swapping for the deck, let me know. I have plenty of lawn mowers this one is going to be used as a work horse.