First off, you all will tell me "it's not yours if you don't have photos". To which I will say that you have to patient as we just bought new phones and had to order a USB cable in order to post photos onto the computer. It is suppose to be in around Wednesday.
I just picked up a Snapper 1650 with 3 point and PTO. It does need some work but is a strong base for a project tractor. First the bad: Tires are weather checked badly and two won't hold are for more than a couple hours, has no battery (what a surprise), needs carb work (needle valve), and hydraulic cylinder shaft is pitted.
The good stuff" Engine starts and runs great at strong rpm, no smoke whatsoever. The only thing I saw missing is knob for "shifting". It drives good, i.e. steering and hydro strong. It has a draw bar with ball on it. Lights are said to work. It's past, Owned by a really nice guy that was attached to it and had owned it over twenty years (he bought it as a teen). His wife said restore it or get rid of it and he couldn't find the time. It spent those years in Florida either in a garage or moving boats and boat trailers around and that's it. He did say he found it amazing that he could move a 28 foot boat around with it. lol The 3 point is supposed to work fine although it's just starting to leak (the pitting). He never tried the PTO it may be unhooked. Now the best part, I paid $125 for it.
Yes, I'm going to have to put some money into it (slow and steady). But this is what I've wanted for awhile. Now I need to bee on the lookout for a 3 point trip Johhny Bucket.
Yeah I know the engine is worth more than I paid for the tractor. But the full 3 point is what made it such a great deal for me.