Purchased used in 1999 and age is best guess. I have used tractor for light duty around the property such as carrying hay bales, moving dirt, dragging drive, shredding weeds, and disking garden.
Have had very little repair, mostly batteries, starter and such. Tractor is very fuel efficient, parts readily available when required but nothing is cheap from John Deere so it is good that repairs are seldom required.
Overall I am very satisfied with this tractor.
Able to haul on 16 foot utility trailer behind pickup with no problem.