This was my first tractor and was a great "starter" tractor. It's simplicity was perfect for a new tractor owner and once a neighbor showed me where the fuel switch was, I was off and running. It is big enough to do most chores around the farm and small enough to maneuver in the trees, but I wish that it was a 50 or 55 horsepower, instead of the 42. I also wish that the hydraulic pump had a bigger output, but overall I can't complain.
It is simple enough for me to do routine maintenance and some repairs myself, but I had to take it to a tractor mechanic for a clutch replacement.
The hour meter was stopped at 4000 hours when I purchased the tractor, and I estimate that I put 1200-1500 hours on the tractor.
Parts availability can be a concern here in South Central, Texas, as most parts have to be ordered by the dealer or I just get them myself online.
If I could have 1 wish for this tractor, it would be that I could lift a round bale with the FEL.
My next tractor will be in the 60-70 HP range so I can unload round bales from a semi.