Up date on the Husquavarna It a 18 hp Kohler came with mower deck and a snow blade. The PO had electrical issues with the head lights fixed that mowed with it. (It has no head lights.) Went in for lunch came out and it wouldn't start. Bought a zero turn. Pushed the Husquavarna under some trees. Fast forward several years until his auction were I bought it for $30 Hour meter has 410 hours.
I tried turning it by hand but couldn't get a grip on the pulley the engine seemed stuck. I pulled the plugs poured some diesel down the holes put the plugs back and left it for 6 weeks.
Tonight i decide to drag it up to the garage and see what was up wit it. I pulled the plugs tried by hand again no go. I put socket & ratchet on the front crank bolt. Nothing no luck. Decided to use 1/2 drive breaker bar. Still no luck. Hmm. Tried it the other way I thought I was loosening the bolt. Whoop the engine was turning.
Poured some gear oil in the plug holes turned it over by hand several times. Found a battery and booster cables hooked up and it turns over. Whoop Whoop. Even had spark. Put the plugs in squirted some gas into the carb. Few revolutions later it was firing. It will run if I'm squirting gas down the carb. Engine sounds good.
Next step is drain the gas tank put fresh gas in see if I can get it to run on its own. Then change the engine oil see how it works I guess.
The starter seems noisy. Im wondering if the starter wasn't stuck engaged and thats why the engine seemed seized. I put good torque in one direction and as soon as I tried the other direction it turned.
With a little TLC I think it will be a good machine.