I purchased the tractor intending to use it as a utility tractor for mowing, driveway upkeep, snow removal, and minor excavating around the farm. I was disappointed when I realized how primitive the PTO is, no clutch and not live, simple in-out box, and shuts down when I shift.
The tractor was fairly well used, but had, within the last 500 hours, seen some major hydraulic work and seemed to run okay. So far I have experienced some hydraulic issues and fuel system problems. I'm working my way through them and I think the loader is really tough, "bullet proof". I'm finding the tractor very difficult to work on because of the huge frame for the loader. There are hydraulic fittings that would be impossible to deal with without pulling the frame off the tractor.
The tractor does feel very stable on hilly terrain and the loader works very well. Mine has the Drott clamshell loader, and I think this will be very handy. I also realize that the tractor was designed to have a backhoe attached and therefore isn't optimized for utility work on a farm.