In Reply to: Starter Issues posted by Harry G on July 26, 2017 at 20:12:04:
" NOTE that there is a key ignition and the starter button has been disconnected prior to my owning the tractor." That probably means that the standard 8N solenoid is no longer they right type of solenoid for your farmerized tractor. 8Ns need a solenoid requiring ground to small terminal in order to activate the starter. Most that use a key start switch need a solenoid that requires 12v to the small terminal in order to activate the starter. You just bought the wrong solenoid type, that's all.