Oh man, thanks for the advice! And Long Island, I did some testing out there once, tough driving a semi out there, those roads were just wide enough! Even driving a day cab was tough. The trans, 40 weight! Isn’t that too thick for cold weather? I have a bunch of Mobil Delvac 40. And what about the hydraulic system? I have about 8 quarts of Type F trans fluid I couldn’t give away free on Craigslist, is there a use form that on this tractor?Appreciate the kind words, Early. James, it's good meeting you. I'm out on Long Island, N.Y. It sounds like your plate is very full right now. When you get your tractor home, it shouldn't take much to have it ready to go. Carb. cleaning, changing the oil/filter, fuel filter, and transmission oil (regular oil, I've been using 40 wt., others have other preferences), lubing other moving parts, (clutch assys., etc.) and you should be good to go. Oh, you should also check that the big center bolt going through the front axle is tight.
The point is don't worry about things like the seat, etc. There will be plenty of time down the road to take care of those things when time permits.