Most likely the system is full of air. I would continue working steering, and the hydraulic contols (deck lift) or if it has the plow on for Winter work (lift/angle). Then jack up the rear and slowly work the foot controls for forward and reverse. Did he fill with the correct hydraulic fluid? Is it cold where you are at? It could also slow up the removal of air from the system.
He had a tech from the Deere dealer make a 45 mile service call to change a hose and refill with fluid. It worked when the tech left but quit moving shortly after. I would look at it but the owner pointed to a 10’ snowbank and said “it’s under there”. It should be visible by the end of April. Thanks for your reply
The Deere dealer wouldn’t take it on trade so he doesn’t think it’s worth much. It has a tiller, 60” mower and a front weight bracket. Owner said all plastics were good before it got buried. I am going to see if he will let me dig it out with my bobcat. It is about 5 miles away. Lawn and garden is a very small part of the ag dealers business here in rural Saskatchewan. They are happy to sell new but won’t bother with used. Thanks for the replies
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