I bought this tractor slightly used (400) hours in 1990. Right after I bought it, I took it to the local Ford tractor dealer and had a roll bar installed. That is the only time it has ever been in the shop. It has given me no trouble.
It is undergoing some repairs right now at home; I rolled it on a hillside into some trees and broke the drag link and bent the steering shaft and steering wheel to the point they are unusable. The dash and hood were torn up pretty good too.
Although I found the parts I need, they were hard to find. I have seen other owners complain about this same problem. There is no longer a Ford/New Holland tractor dealer in this area. I called the nearest one and they could get only a couple of the parts I needed. I found everything I needed in one place at a salvage yard.
The tractor itself has given no trouble and has done everything I have asked of it. I have several 6' wide attachments and a 5' mower. It has no problem with any of them. Basically a great tractor, unless you need parts for it.