Hi! Thanks for the welcome! I am glad I found a forum for so specific of a tractor. After talking with my family I discovered it was my grandfather's tractor. He apparently used it for just about everything on the 2+ acres where he lived. After he passed away my mother and grandma never really used it and it just stayed in the barn as is.
I'm not really a mechanic type but I would love to try and start it. So change the oil first? Does it take regular gas? Check spark plugs? Should I put a trickle charger on the battery or after 10+ years is the battery toast? Would most of my questions be answered in the manuals I found for it?
Thanks again for the advice.
Would be great if you can keep it and work/learn how to use and maintain it.
My sentimental side hopes it creates a positive connection with your past / your grandfather.
As for the mechanics. I wanted to start the discussion - but will step aside for small engine experts to reply.
In addition to getting the motor running, the manuals should provide maintenance schedule. They are probably over-due now.