A couple weeks ago I run across a 332 Diesel Lawn tractor on Craigslist. A local veterinarian had owned it for the last 18 years. He had bought it used from a Kubota dealer after the original owner traded it in. The hour meter showed 214 hours but had stopped working. He claims he hadn't it used much for some time since he bought a Zero Turn mower. He said it run and would mow grass but didn't cut very well. He also mentioned the obvious referring to it needing some tires. Other than that he said it run very good. He wanted $1200 for it and I offered him $1000 and he said OK.
I got it home and unloaded it and went on vacation for a week and a half. When I got back I looked it over and made a list of the things that I either wanted for it or things that it needed. The list of things that I bought for it included:
2. Cutting blades
3. Mower deck idle pulley spring
4. Four Tires
5. Steering wheel spinner
6. A later model two part air filter with an Air Filter Minder
7. New fuel gauge/filler cap
8. Battery hold down hardware
9. Operators Manual
10. Factory Service Manual
11. PTO Switch
I still need to order a hour meter and a sensor for the low fuel light. After having it for a couple days it wouldn't start. What I found was a bad PTO switch that was keeping it from starting.
After getting it I had to grease the fittings and adjust the brakes. Other than what I mentioned it needs some paint but that's down the road a ways.
Here are some photos of it. Tell me what you think about it for the price.