well this is a follow up. I got her running tonight it was a clogged shut off valve at the tank.
The story is; the tractor was delivered monday, the week of the blizzard, so i didn't get a chance to go through it . I put a couple gallons in the tank hooked the snowblower up and moved into position for the snow.
The morning after the storm i went and shoveled her out, started her up and started blowing snow. It was working awesome, for twenty minutes. She started spitting and sputtering and would only run on full choke. I didn't have time to do anything till yesterday. I removed the tire, to access the bottom of the tank and the shut off valve, drained the gas. Today i was able to remove the valve and found the problem. It was clogged.