Model year: 1999Date Purchased: 2007-02-02Number of Hours: 700
"First, More tractor than I need.
2nd: Supersteer is awesome, with the caveat that running the loader is sometimes a lot like backing a bumper mount trailer into a small parking space. You learn to counter steer in advance to get the bucket/forks where you want them (the loader will move 8" in the opposite direction when first changing direction, then catch up).
3rd: First year of this line up. Has a few teething issues (loader mounts where redesigned a few years later to a stronger design). My loader mount had been improperly repaired, and I ended up fixing it. Another design issue -- early loader hydraulics are run off of rear remotes, with the hoses tied off and run under the tractor. Not as easy to remove/attach loader. Has the expensive and prone to rust auto hydraulic hose disconnect. 'D' model has cheaper and simpler type. Mine has 3 of them now.
4th: Need to run the rpm up a bit at start up so that the clutch pressure sensor doesn't time out and disable the clutch.
5th: Easy to use.
6th: Cab will not fit in a standard height garage.
7th: some have complained of NH wiring. No issue with a cab as the wiring is out of the weather.
8th: Some long term concern about the 3 computers and the electronic dash. 'D' models are simpler in these respects.
9th: Now that I have it, I wished I had bought the 12 or 16 speed trans (machine was available as 2x4, 3x4, or 4x4 trans; gives more choices of range. Also, the rest of the TN 55-75 line has a heavier front axle. I think that would also be better (no problems, just a better balanced design).
10th: Very maneuverable. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Great brakes, shuttle shift clutch, extendable end links of lower arms of 3 point, tilt telescope steering wheel, cab, supersteer, skid steer mount bucket.Cons: Later model hood drops down more, better vision of the bucket/loader.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA COI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS