I’m sure I’m not alone here when I thought what a great birthday present this would make for my girlfriend.
We always joke about who gets to run my 2520 during yard chores and she always says she needs her own tractor. Perfect opportunity.
No hood, nor battery, or confirmation of the last time it ran or moved I pushed this “free” pile into my shop and started disassembly.
After the usual tune up, battery replacement, carb kit, etc I replaced the headgasket as it’s known for being bad on this model Briggs. Once I heard it run I could move on to the cosmetics. After searching for a used hood only to realize they were almost as much money as a new one, I sprung for a new hood and decals. My local Deere dealer loves me. All that was left was to put on the “new in the box” cover my neighbor found in his shed and top it off with a green bow.
She absolutely loved it. Now she can run around the yard on a somewhat inexpensive tractor with plants and mulch etc. (No that’s not a Deere cart as her middle name is jackknife)
Enjoy the pics!