Automatic. Which is un-charted territory for me.
Hydros are great. To me, Wheel horses were designed for mowing first tractor second. On my D series, the hand control fo rthe hydro is great for mowing and such, but for tractor work its a little inconvienent. The position of the lift levers are about the same, great for mowing but for tractor work not so much. I am not very familiar with the C series so I cant say wheater or not the came with a 3pth. I have seen some with them though. They are said to be built like tanks and are tuff.
If you have problems with the hydro let me know.