Hello. I'm wondering how rare Snapper/MF 1855s are to come by. I've looked a lot on the web about them in the past few days and there's certainly not as much about them as there is say.. about a cub cadet. I have to wonder how many were really made. I just recently brought one home(Snapper 1855A) that had been out at my brother's, but he was too lazy to pull the engine and fix the starter, so I spent about 4 hours taking the engine off, cleaning the bendix drive on the starter and lubricating the bearings and put it back together. Works like a champ and runs pretty good now that the carburetor has been cleaned and tuned. It sure is a monster of a garden tractor though. It's quite a bit bigger than my Cub Cadet 149. Another question I'd have is how much did these things cost new? It's so big that I imagine it would take a small utility tractor to really start comparing with it, and those run $10,000 dollars and up.