I've had this 345DT about 6 months now and it has been a wonderful tool. I installed the used loader after I bought the tractor and have been very pleased with the performance. I've now got the loader, a forklift attachment (in place of the bucket), sickle bar mower, and box blade.
The loader/forklift will pick up 1500lb and will put a pallet up almost 9ft. It's got loaded rear tires, a real requirement with this loader. I've used it to move boards, timbers, logs, pallets, barrels as well as mowing, driveway grading and sitework. After 6 months and 20+hrs, I have had no problems. Great tractor!