I owned this little Commie tractor for about 12 years and it was a great little tractor. Yeah, the jokes about the commie thing get old,, but for $1800 it was a great deal. The little tractor was built like a tank, and with everything pretty much on the outside, it was easy to work on. Also mine had the down-force hydraulics on the 3-point, which is great when using a post hole digger. Mine had the shuttle shift, and it was a real pain in the butt if you needed a gear in a hurry, forget it. But I abused the heck out of this tractor, and never had a bit of trouble with it.
The only reason I sold it was to get more horsepower.