They aren’t very common, but there’s nothing wrong with them.
They were just the bottom spec model and most people spending big bucks on a high end GT wanted to step to the much more common 10 and 12 hp machines.
thank you to all that replied.Yes I have one that was given to me 20 yrs ago by an old landlord he thought it was scrape. Ha!! that thing used to mow through a foot of grass with just that 8hp kohler I'd like to see if it would pull a plow it needs a restoration but 9yrs ago I got rheumatoid arthritis and it's destroyed my joints so I've been a little slow getting to it but I will.The wife thinks I've gone nuts I tell her that the cub cadet bug is far worse than RA but in a good way. thanks again Jeff
Oh yeah, it'll pull a ploy. Usually you run out of traction before horsepower. If all you have are the turf tires, then add a set of chains. You'll be surprised how well they work. Hope the RA holds off long enough for you to get some services done and then time for plowing!