I just found this forum and wanted to say HEY! I am a landscaper-firewood-tree service worker, but I have a hobby of restoring older OPE of all types, so this will be a great resource. I mostly stick to smaller OPE, not the large tractors. (Saws, blowers, weedeaters etc...) My oldest item so far is a 1988 Ryan leaf blower. (Not that old really). Thanks for the great site!