I have several tractors including a John Deere and Kioti. I love this tractor. I have a 4 way hydraulic blade for the front that I have plowed snow with and pushed dirt with for years. I rake hay with it as well. It runs all day on 5 gal of fuel.
Never any engine problems. I now have 2400 hours on it. The only issue I have had is I had a bushing/bearing assembly wear out on the left front and my dealer has had a difficult time getting the parts.