I was at an auction last weekend, there was a Bolens 1253 there with blade, tiller and snow thrower. I was kind of eyeing it up. Didn't look to bad seemed to run ok. It went for more than I wanted to pay. $650. I talked with the lady who bought. Then I went home and as I usually do I went on KIJIJI see if there any bargains. There it was photo still at the auction tags on it. Priced at $1200 strong running tractor.