Riding mower

fairbanks moorse made one like that probrobly sold under other names too. the engine is probrobly mounted the wrong direction by the looks of it
The look of the styled fender makes me think it is a Root. My uncle bought one from the local IH dealer and I mowed lots of lawn with one similar to that one, except the one I used had 2 front wheels. I know they had a one wheel model too. I think Root Mfg. was somewhere in Nebraska or mid plains state. I just have never found one around here (55 yrs later), so my thinking is you should buy it!