So I'm new to the lawn tractor world. Found an add on CL that was no very descriptive, just said, "old tractors for sale, need to clean up dad's place". Wasn't far from home. First tractor I saw sitting outside the barn was this Bolens 1000. At first the lady told me if I took this one, I'd have to take 9 others...for free! LOL, then her brother piped up and said $50 a piece. So, I bought this one, the others were all basket cases. I brought it home and tried cleaning it up. Also got a spare motor, blade, tiller, and mowing deck (not the correct one though).
I need to get a battery for it. Where is the best place to find batteries for these?
Checked the oil in it. It smelled like gas. I plan on dropping it and putting new oil in it. What kind of oil should I use? 30w? Is there a problem if the oil smells like gas?
Is red a stock color on this?
I would like to actually use this thing to mow my grass. Is it worth finding a good deck to mow with?
Thanks for any help.