I purchased a Ford 1520 HST in March of 1989 shortly after my house was constructed. The property was a mud hole with a 500' dirt driveway. I have used the tractor virtually every week since it was purchased.
Landscaping, tree removal, stump removal, tow vehicle, snow removal. Church work moving massive amounts of snow with front end loader and 60" rear snow blower (My Tractor Ministry). Helping neighbors and friends.
I used it 4 hours today raking my woods and moving yard debris. The tractor now looks rough after 24 years but is flawless. The HST with the rocker pedal (my favorite) is very easy to use. 22 HP diesel 3 ranges. Mid mount mower and turf tires. The tractor is like a sports car. I also have a 2006 Kioti DK35 with the a shuttle shift. Woods Backhoe and Woods Front end loader.