I bought the tractor with a high lift front end loader and a C86 back hoe when I moved out on our property in 2006. It has been very useful. The only problem I've had with it, has been the starter switch. I fixed that myself. Everything else has worked fine. As you can see by hours/time, it is lightly used. The original dealer I bought it from discontinued the line but still gets me filters and such.
I have found that (mostly because of your great site and it's knowledgeable and helpful participants), Branson is the same tractor with a different name. There is a Branson dealer within 75 miles where I will be able to get bigger parts if I need them.