I should have learned by now - always check the basics first. I installed a new battery today with the same results. When I turned the key the idiot lights came on, when I turned the key to start I got a clicking sound and the idiot lights dimmed. It seemed like a bad battery. I called the dealer and he suggested I check the battery ground. I took the ground cable off and cleaned it up good. The tractor started right up. I was probably due for a new battery anyway
Live and learn. Thanks for the suggestions.