Originally when I was given this tractor, it wasn't running. I rewired it and got it back into usable condition. It was relocated to my father in PA where he used it for 6 years.
When he passed away, I found it with the front axle broken and the mower deck in bad shape. His neighbor informed me it hadn't been started since 2006. I brought it back to MD and figured I'd toy around with it, but first I needed to know if it still ran.
With some new gas, spark plug, and new battery, it fired right up. The numbers I was able to get off of it are 502.253760 and 19940431. I'm not sure of the exact year, but it has now been added to the collection.