In the early 80s I worked at an amusement park as a landscaper. That's where I first found these 300 and 400 series garden tractors. I couldn't believe how stout they were and very capable. When my dad needed a new rider I told him we should go look at these. We got there and saw $9200 for a 1984 430 Diesel. I bought a new ford pickup in 1984 for $6000. Needless to say my dad didn't buy one. I'm 54 now and live on about 5 acres and use a Gravely 260z with a Kawasaki water cooled engine. It is quite a machine itself! Anyway I retired kind of out of necessity and found I need more to do. Well I remembered how I loved those little tractors and I have a decent shop out back and have always modified cars and trucks so I thought I'd buy one. And here I am.
Yard/property work, cars, trucks, tractors now, the lake