I first started looking at compact utility tractors (CUT) in 2000. I did all the usual searches looking at all brands and types. I happened on Ebay looking at tractors when I spotted a 422 for sale. Now this unit has no ROPS and is only 22 hp but a real beauty to look at. Looking back on that chance encounter I think this unit was put on Ebay by the factory as it was a new unit. I started doing more research and came upon Tractor by Net and the forum on PowerTrac tractors. For the next two years I watched this forum and became convinced that the 425 was the right tractor for my needs.
My purchase came in September of 2003. I bought 15 attachments over time and all have been put to good use.
If you are interested in looking at what this tractor can do then look up my postings under my user name PAJOUBE and you will find under Why I Bought a PowerTrac 425 many pictures which says it all.
I have over 1000 hours on it and all are non commercial. I have done the normal maintenance and repairs but find that PowerTrac builds a solid machine with parts off any supply store. PowerTrac also is very good walking you through any problem you may have even if you’re not a mechanic such as I. Tractor by Net and the PowerTrac forum has a great bunch of guys who also love their PowerTracs and love to talk about them.
Looking back on that purchase, would I do it again? YES, this has to be one of the best purchases I have ever made and my wife agrees.
Many good machines out there, consider one like mine as all attachments are out in front of you. Looking straight ahead when working instead of looking back is a great advantage. Four wheel drive, hydrostatic.