:howdy: BY fluids do you mean a oil change and hydro fluid? Oil change I would do myself. On the hydro, it all depends if you fell comfortable doing it, hydro filter and 7 qts of IHC hy-tran also gasket for the cover plate. comes out to about 80$. Plus a can of brake clean to flush the trans. I would say having a dealer do it, you are going to be in the 150$ range, just for the hydro change.:smilie_flWell my grandfather passed away recently and I was able to borrow one of his lawn tractors for my house. It's a cub cadet 149 with 42in (maybe?) deck and a snow blower. He only used it for snow blowing so the deck is in really nice condition. It has sat for at least 1.5 years, checked for oil, looked "good", put a battery on it, and with a little starter fluid it started right up! Drive just fine to get it on the trailer, and the lift works too.
After i got it home i took the blower off and put the mower deck on. But before i go cutting with it (only did 2 passes just to see how she cut i know what you're thinking :Stop OK so i parked it and I'm waiting to get the fluids changed before actually cutting.
So this leads me to the questions. Do i take it somewhere and pay $65/hr+ parts for someone to change the fluids and give it a once over? or should i just give it a go myself. Also what things should i do/look for before the 1st cut?
Thanks for any help you can give me!