I love my tractor and could not get work done around here without it. Purchased an equine property this year + the 2003 NHTC24D. Thought it was a steal for the tractor 620 hrs + front loader, Del Marino Mower, Spreader, Post Hole Digger, Drag Harrow and rake for $7500.
I have developed a transmission leak and it will cost upwards of $3,000 to replace a seal because the tractor must be split in half to get to the the transmission. I think I can do anything mechanically given a good service guide and tools but I wish the tractor was easier and cheaper to service. I will do my homework.