Subtract out the value of a blade that's worth $200.00 and the bargain is visible.
Buy this tractor. Rebuild the Kohler properly and you have a machine that will outlast any brand new big box store lawn tractor twice over and it will outwork any of them, as well. $350.00 plus $500.00 tops for the rebuild. Your are looking at $850.00 to own a Case GT vs $2000.00 for a POS LT from the big box that will be dying in 10 years.