Well, it's here. I definitely got my money's worth just in implements alone so I'm feeling good about the deal. When I got there, we started it up and it chugged for a second but started. It's in real good shape other than a few coats of dust. So I get it home and go to take it off the trailer and it wont start....Turns over fine but its not getting spark all of a sudden. I found a broken wire coming from the electric hitch switch and one of the headlight wires got ripped off but nothing else looks loose or broken under there. I put an inline spark tester on it and got nothing. Kind of a bummer I guess but to be expected from a 40 year old tractor. I need to study up on it and see what I need and what everything is called. Could be the coil? Ignition module? Battery seemed ok, it definitely had no problem turning the starter over and theres one of those battery tender connectors hooked up so it seems it did get some attention. Mowing deck is in good shape as are all the implements which included an aerator, dethatcher, turn-plow, scrape-plow, and a funky cultivator with discs on the ends and tines in the middle. Also got a nice but empty set of wheel weights and a weight box that attaches to the implements. Havent tried the electric hitch but he said he took the motor to an alternator shop and had it rebrushed and I dont think it was ever used after that. Also got the manual hitch but seems a little different in that it has a two-piece handle with a bracket that adjusts the length or leverage? Anyways, glad its here and glad its the big burly 18-horse. I think it will clean up pretty nice and easily, just gotta get that spark worked out, change the oil and filter, clean the gas tank and carb and maybe new fuel line and some wiring cleanup. Thanks for the advice and I look forward to sharing it's rehab with you guys.