the short story...
this tractor was owned by an older gentleman that bought it new. He has passed on... before he died he ended up nearly blind and accidently stuffed the tractor into something and smashed the hood / valve cover. He had a friend weld up the valve cove instead of buying a new one (???). It ha been sitting for awhile and the mice had there way with it...
I took it home and cleaned enough of the mice out to see if it ran... it started right up on the fuel that was in it... sounds good... needs to be cleaned, kill wire is chewed... rest of electrical looks ok. Deck is very nice and sounds good (electric PTO) . It just needs to be cleaned front to back and top to bottom... hood is smashed like I said---but I had an idea and it is in the pics below (Craftsman steel hood---fits really well lol)---I'll include it with the tractor.
Has a 6 speed shuttle shift transmission... went through all the gears and drove well.
I believe this was made by Toro as it has so many eerily similar parts to our Wheel Horses. Its for sale here for $250... if nobody wants it I'm going to part it out---the deck is very nice and will bring the $250 by itself.