I bought this unit used from an individual that apparently never owned a grease gun. This tractor was, to say the least, neglected most of it's life. It had no brakes and had primarily been used for a bush hog.
It did not have an overrunning clutch on the PTO hence the worn brakes. I have spent the last couple of months greasing and repairing linkages, bushings and yes, the brakes. It turned out that the brakes still had ample lining but the cams and shoes were worn at the contacting surfaces. I built up the shoes and cleaned and reassembled all components and have great brakes now.
I have replaced the seat and while I was rebuilding the brakes I moved each fender out by 2" for added room in the operators area.
It does have a front end loader and I have a 4' box blade and this is a very handy size tractor for small yard earth work.