@jawzx2 keep power where its at and try wire speed at 3-4, then give the puddle a little while to grab before pulling it along. It'll be hard because the little feed motor dosent like running slow but bear with it.
For a while I was using a century 90amp, it's set at 2 out of 10 for power and 3 for wire speed on 0.30 fcaw.
@jawzx2 My former employer had several of the electric versions for use around the property, I'm pretty sure every one of them was almost that scary underneath, but the maintenance department kind of advised us that it would be wise to not look too closely underneath, just turn it on and go and don't think about it. Maybe storing them all under a leaky tarp on top of a pile of leaves behind the visitor center/admin building in all weather conditions wasn't the best idea.
Interesting. Pictures are terrible but... The full hardtop one has a newer hood (no snorkel cutout) but the super old non-branded Koenig hardtop made for Willys called the Universal. AFAIK it's pretty rare and late 50s/early 60s with the weird trapezoid door window. The half hardtop has the hood cutout (pre-67) and Meyer cab. Both look like they have hanging, not tub mounted pedals which would mean 66+. More photos (good photos) would be useful.
Never had a deck fail like that, pretty impressive. My old Briggs locked up on the last cut this summer. Had to get out my electric mower (smaller deck, don't use it because it takes longer) that has a plastic type deck. Way more light and I might go full electric with a battery pack for my next mower. So much nicer.