Hello: I am new to this forum and live in Madison, Ms. I am a long time Cub owner having a 1975 IH Cub 108 since 1979. i restored it several years ago. I recently bought a 1985 cub 1711 Hydro. this was a well kept unit with about 410 hours on it. It not run in years and i spent plenty getting my lawn mower mechanic guy to get it going (he bought $900+ of parts - new carb, starter, tires, some pulleys, belts, and more). It is a nice machine. I will restore it (mainly paint and decals) sometimes soon but I plan to mow some with it. Glad to be on this forum.