Our purchase, which hopefully won't turn into a regret, was sight unseen other than some photos and description on the internet. This tractor had the hp, 4wd, FEL, relatively low hours that I was looking for at an affordable price.
It starts fine, runs fine. Hydraulics work fine, hold pressure, and are responsive. I'm gathering the filters, oil, etc. to replace everything from scratch, but as this is my first tractor, I'm having some trouble knowing my way around a diesel engine and hydraulics.
So far I'm very happy with the purchase. There is some serious rust of the radiator support, probably from salt and weather during it's life in PA but also looks like the radiator leaked at one point and wasn't attended to.
I have a friend that is very knowledgeable about tractors, so he's a big help. And I look forward to the resources and knowledge that I find on TBN. Thanks so much, in advance.