Needed to have a folding ROPS for my own reasons. Traded in a 2002 TC30 and was very happy with the cost factor to trade up. The TC30 did not have a front end loader as I did not have the extra money back in 2002 to justify it. The 1520 came with a loader. All I can say is that I could kick my self for not getting that front end loader in 2002. What a time saver.
About the only negatives that I can thing of are not the fault of the tractor. Not used to having the extra appendage of the loader sticking out like that. So this resulted in some scrapped buildings and bark missing on trees. The other negative was the fact that I could not use it as much for grass cutting around house due to the extra weight of the front end loader, the loaded tires and the industrial tires that are on it and the fact that the 2011 grass cutting season in Western New York was a wet one. Have a Toro Wheelhorse 20 HP that I had to use due to the soft ground and rain.
The implements that I run off this machine are a 5 foot snowblower, a 5 foot rototiller, a Woods stump grinder, box blade, rake, 6 foot brush hog and a blade.