A - THE PURCHASE
This is how the 9030 sat in the parking lot of Purdue University Salvage. It had dead batteries, no loader bucket, a blown engine end axle, and was leaking a lot of fluid from several different places. The picture here shows trying to get the tractor started by jumping it from my truck.
It turns out one of the batteries was cracked and preventing the system from taking a charge. Once we took that battery out, it took a charge and fired right up.