Purchase from a CraigsList posting as part of a package that consists of a pair of STX38 tractors, mower decks (both yellow) and bagger along with a manual and spare front tire. This tractor is a 1993 and the seller says the engine is blown -- probably a thrown valve. My son is going to rebuild the Kohler 12.5 hp engine for hs "Power Tech" class at his high school shop. I plan to restore the chassis, which is in pretty good shape already.
The second STX38 will be delivered on 9/8/10. It runs but has some problems: the chassis is rusty -- mostly surface rust -- and it is leaking gasoline.
Both have decent tires, but leak air from several. The bagger has some normal wear and damage, but is useful.
I hope to also restore the second Deere after we complete the first restoration.
Webster Groves, MO