All in all this seems to be a solid well built tractor. I am not the original owner so I cannot speak to the quality of the product in new condition.
When I bought it, the unit was well taken care of with little signs of wear. The covers are fiberglass which I think is a plus since it won't rust. Runs well. Solid built.
Within the first few hours of use, however, the left knuckle arm snapped and left me with long grass and no steering. So now I get to find out just how easy (or hard) and cheap (or expensive) parts are for it. I know nothing about diesel and this is my first tractor so this is an opportunity for me to learn as well.