Well, lets just say the MF393 looked MUCH better in the internet pic. With engine off, I turned the steering wheel & the slave cylinder POURED oil out! The diff lock was unhooked...why I have no idea. And I don't believe the hours as the swivel balls could almost fall out of the lift arms from wear. The 393 immediately failed the grade. Too light for our job anyway, but seeing is believing. Anyway, they do have one we are mulling over. It's a 1995 Ford 7610. Yeah, it would be the first blue farm tractor on the place, and costs a lot more than I wanted to spend. BUT, it's also a fact that it's better to spend more & have something in great shape, than spend half and buy more problems. Gonna mull it over a bit & likely call them tomorrow. She looks good, and little wear. Just needs a throttle lever link fixed better than it's patch job, a new battery (dealer will have to cough up the new battery), and a new rear work light.
Dad enjoyed the day, but as you can see in the pic, he's getting tired. He was getting hungry too, so we soon left.