Well, I went and bought a little Case 446 which I know nothing of but I love learning at this golden age. I could have spent my money on something else but I thought this would be the better route to go. It is a 1974 according to the serial number. I have been reading some of the posts and found the search engine on the form, so I will try and not re-ask questions about oils as their are many answers on that subject. It came with most attachments except a front blade and has no PTO. It is missing the drive lever according to the operators manual, but starts. Have yet to hook up the mower or snow blower but seems pretty straight forward except that the garden tractors I have had before always had a lever to pull to engage the mower. I don't see anything like this so my first concern is does the snow blower and mower continuously run once started? I need to download service manual or something to that affect to further my education of this machine and believe they are available on this site. And yes I am a Canuck with many ties to the US (wife/daughter/and in-laws), so with all that I will try my luck at posting a few pics and start to change the oils, plugs etc soon as the snow melts. If there is anything I should know please feel free to bring me up to speed.