Let me tell you, these models are very popular for the "weekender" like me. Great on diesel, simple, straight forward operation and seemingly easy to work on and understand. Not the Mercedes of tractors but gutsy enough to come through.
In the price range I could afford, a very good deal for $3500 with new post hole auger att. a plow and two rear scoop buckets. I know it is old but after buying a shop manual I realized how very simple the guts are.
Engine comes from Japan which is a plus for dependability but a possible negative for parts procurement. Have been told that major parts are readily available. Dunno, I would like to get some replies to my review. Ciao.