I just found out today my wifes uncle has a 1970 853 he wants to give me. He has a deck, snocaster, and chains to go with it. The only problem is I live in Ma on the Ct border and the tractor is at the southern part of Ct near the shore. I guess I'll be borrowing a truck sometime soon. I know this has a Briggs on it, but hey free is free. Oh yeah, my wife says if I get it I'll have to get rid of another one. Maybe my Wheel Horse 212-5 will be going. It's only a lawnmower anyway. Will this tractor be worth my time and gas? Not sure of the condition yet, although her uncle seems like he takes care of his posessions.