Yesterday at 2:40 pm the K241AS Kohler roared back to life with no smoke, no knocks, and minimul tweaking of mixture on rebuilt carb. Today at 1:30 pm I took my first ride on it. I am amazed and pleased at how smooth and solid the 46 year old tractor is. Even the deck is smooth with no bearing noise. I've been playing with it all afternoon, and now that darkness has set in I wish it had lights so I could continue playing with it ! It seems to be more solid than the 214 and the 214 is a solid tractor too. The 112 just feels better proportioned and balanced to me. I'm really getting attached to it. J.