Hi All, Lurker for a while/first post here.... I've been researching the best all around tractor to purchase for a while. I came upon the older JD 316-318 series and have been looking for a suitable candidate to buy locally to work our 2 acre homestead. A 400 or 425 would be a dream, but anyhow.... In the meantime, we are being GIVEN (for free) a 1996-ish Craftsman LT 4000. See pic. I know these tractors aren't worth much, and I don't know much about it, but from the pic it looks decent and has been taken care of. We were told it has a V-twin 18 HP engine (Briggs?), and a 42" deck. It looks to have a 6-speed. The only catch - it has no reverse. It is being given to us by a friend, so I don't doubt he believes it will be useful to us. I understand the Craftsman tractors are more for lawn cutting these days, but this unit seems to have been made before all of the offshore production started taking place, and I plan to plow snow with it too and tow a yard trailer. I can find little info (good or bad) on this particular unit; I was wondering if anyone out there had a similar tractor that also had no reverse. I'm wondering if it would be a simple fix, or a problem with the transaxle?