I have owned this used tractor, for 7 years, I have only replaced 2 Hydraulic pumps, did general maintenance, and tires. When I originally purchased the tractor, I lived in the San Diego area, and the tractor worked great within the areas conditions.
I have since moved to Yuma, and the tractor does find it a little more difficult moving around in the sand. Thank goodness it is a 4 wheel drive. Even with the 4 wheel drive I find myself up to my hubs at times, but have always gotten out.
My concerns have be parts and the entire tractor is in Japanese. At the cost I purchased the tractor I figured I could find some manuals in English and replace the instrument panels with some in English. Never happen.
I became familar with the control as they are and the tractor never broke down until now. For the price and the work I've put this tractor through it has been worth every penny. I would like to keep it running for another 10 years.