Here's one for you, I traded two lawn mowers I picked out of the dump
and got running for a Stanley 10 1/4 in not bad shape. Just about all
the Japping, it most likely saw more abuse than use.The bed is flat and
the blade shows little sign of sharpening.
Now one of these mowers was an almost new Craftsman 6.5hp SP with rear
bagger that someone didn't understand that to run, contact with the
ground had broken, which was done with a screwdriver in one hand and a
beer in the other. Not what you would call a tough job, (didn't have to
set the beer down).
He got a good deal too, he don't plane and I ride my mower, so we each
got rid of something we weren't using.