We have had our Satoh Buck for many years. It has pulled many a tree and plowed many a garden. We have a Bushhog, turn plow, disc harrow, rake and trailer. We have used it as a work horse on our property for years. We knew the original purchaser and we are the 2nd owner.
Never had an engine problem. Have put it through severe load conditions many times. It is common to pull a 25' long pine that is 2' in diameter in 4-wheel drive. We do some maintenance on it, including oil, grease, battery and cleaning each time we use it. We keep it in a shed and out of the weather. It is on the original tractor tread tires.
I've had to replace the 3-point hitch chains because the PTO pin flew out and the PTO arm got wild as it was spinning down with the Bushhog attachment. The lights are poor but I plan on replacing them with LMP 4412s from NAPA. If I had it to do over, I would buy it again.