This tractor has never failed to fire right up for me. I use this as my around the house small tractor. I have owned a number of 8n's and equivalent sized tractors and they are of no comparison.
I used this tractor for a little of everything, including raking hay and even sometimes running the square baler. It is easy to maneuver and operate. It's also very easy to work on and parts are easily obtainable.
I have been very pleased with this tractor. The two stage clutch is excellent and my only complaint is there's no power steering, but on a tractor this size it is no big deal.