Took off this morning on what should have been1hr 45 min trip that took a little over 2 1/4 hours. All kinds of road construction. Went after what the guy siad was a 1054. . When I got there he was airing up the back tires and had a charger on the battery. I looked it over some and seen right away it was not a 1054 as it had hydraulic lift and was a hydro. He pulled the choke, pulled knob with a "T" in the center and turned the key. It fired right off and ran good, slow and fast. He had it running prior and broke the one drive belt when he tried to move it.
Loaded it up on the trailer, strapped it down and home I came. Back tire was flat so swapped it out. Checked the engine and it was a TRA 10D like he said it was. Checked the model number and found it was 1256 0 . That explained the hydro. Has a leak at the front of the hydro some place I will have to find.
Went to the tiller to see what I had there. The tiller is a Sears brand made in Canada Has to be 34 or 36" wide. It is mounted to a sleeve hitch and has 2 springs to let it float over uneven ground. Looks like factory extensions on both ends. The motor is a 5 hp B&S in Wards orange. PO said it originally had a 6 hp on it. The 5 seems to have good compression and was told it worked good in normal ground. Hard ground have to make several passes.
Normal items one finds in a used tractor needs attention. All in all I think it was well worth the $400 and time on the road. Put it in the machine shed as I have a motor to put in a Cub 1811 and hydro to pull and replace in a Cub 1512 before I start another project.