Lots of power, always starts after just a touch of the starter. Minor rust around the battery compartment and on the removable sides toward the bottom. I'm surprised about the rust because the tractor is always kept inside.
The only thing I've other than doing routine maintenance, is the battery. But, now I have an intermittent vibration that I think is coming from the rear u-joint on the main drive shaft. Poor design on this shaft because you have to remove all kinds of parts to get at it. And, to make things worse you can't replace or rebuild the bad u-joint. Instead you have to buy the whole shaft which is around $700 plus the 5 hr labor to replace it. I read where others had to replace the main drive shaft as well with about the same hrs as mine has.