I have been after a clean good running 318 for quite some time. I missed out on a couple and passed on a few because they were too beat up. I enjoyed a couple hours of mowing today. First time for power steering, I love it! I don't want to brag but I see now why these GT are so popular. Nice ride and lots of power. I have the 50 inch deck and the hydro plow. I think this tractor will be great for snow removal.