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There should be another all number code after the engine model number you have for the Briggs engine. That would determine the age. Looks to be an older Briggs opposed twin, flat head design. You say it will not run?Does it have spark when cranking?Will it run if you dribble fuel into the carburetor opening, below the air filter? I would want something newer myself, but if the tractor runs ok, and your attachment will work, it can be all you need!
You could do battery and try to jump start engine, but I would want engine running and transmission driving, before investing 1000 in a blower. a package deal on the Deere makes more sense to me.
Briggs is 1996 year model. So it is 20 years old. Deere / Onan, is around dame age, less horsepower and parts for engine are more expensive. Benefit of Deere, it runs and has the equipment installed !
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