Jumped the battery to the starter and it will engage the solenoid, and crank the engine. I did not try to fire it up. But I now know the starter is Ok and the battery and grounds are OK.
The problem has to be in the starter switch circuit somewhere.
I know the fuses are shot so i will replace them today.
Boy, what a complex wiring setup for a little tractor used only to tow stuff around the property , no PTO, No mower.
Is there any easy way to simplify the electrical wiring to just a start/ kill switch?
I have 2 full size tractors (50 & 65 HP) here on the farm that are far less complicated to operate.