I feel like my RK24 is still new. But it now has 160 hours on it. Got it last fall. Purchased with backhoe and normal loader. Added a grapple to make this little tractor a real tool in the stable. I chose the RK24 for it’s size and was willing to accept the smaller tractor performance. Working in the woods between the trees and rocks is not for bigger machines. I have been VERY pleased with my choice. While some activities (stump removal) are just plain slow, I have been able to do anything I want to do. I still look forward to any day that is going to require some tractor time.