I purchased the tractor to use around a deer hunting lease. We only put around 20-30 hours per year bushogging and pulling a disc. Occasionally drag a few stumps or a box blade.
The tractor has always started and run well. Within a couple years I had to add hydraulic fluid even though there were no apparent leaks. Then the steering became less powerful, and picked up jolts from each bump or stone. I put up with it since there were not too many hours of use each year, but now am in the process of trying to fix the problem.
New filters and oil, and next trip will check for loose hoses or cracks in the suction lines. Otherwise I really appreciate the pulling power and reliability.