I am sort of working in the dark. Kind of new at this. I ordered a service manual and hope it can explain the steering column and possible filters to change. I have only had the tractor a couple of weeks but due to the weather have only used it briefly. I don't want to run it very long with a chance of running out of oil. I have been reading about using ATF fluid. I have been reading posts and it seems the motor is expensive.
I emailed the dealer I bought it from and have not heard anything for 2 days now. I am hoping the dealer I bought it off can work something out. I heard they were reputable before I bought it, we'll see.