I just rebuilt the motor on a L295DT.....there is a thread (search: L295DT in this forum) for some info and pictures.
It has power steering, so there is that option for you. I could get the information about the set-up, but it looked pretty easy to install.
Go through it completly......change the fluids and filters and make sure everything is ready for use.
I would lube the throw-out bearing. I found the TO bearing had never been serviced on the rebuild I did....and was not in the best shape. There is a access plate on the clutch housing on the right side (as you're sitting on the tractor)
Post a picture of it.....let's see the new addition to the farm!