I only tried because I wanted to see how it worked. My lawn is almost green again.I am jealous, you got to blow snow before turkey day!
Yes, the right front spindle was broken, and the electric lift switch was missing. Depending on how the winter goes, the tractor will get a suit of paint in the spring. I did see Hipster's post and I have a link to his source. Did you see my post about the lights I installed? http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=211658K1, the 100.$ land lord is paying off I see! Great to see the progress you've made, if I remember right, it was posted for sale with the front wheel off!
You might want to look into lighting, did u see the 2x4 thread on lighting, maybe you could improve on it.
So how did it do for you?