Actually a little over a year since I bought it the last week in September of last year.
And I am more than pleased! The only maintainence has been normal oil chances, a water pump, radiator cap and an ignition switch. Turned over 200 hrs, since I bought it (751 hrs) Sunday afternoon while plowing the gardens preping for a cover crop of Rye.
Over the past year, I have graded the 1/4 mile lane several times, alternating the rear blade and landscape rake. Plowed snow. Plowed and tilled the gardens, mowed 8 acres several times. laid furrows to plant potatoes, plowed potatoes, moved mulch and many other items in the trailer.
In August I tore down the flood damaged home, by using the tractor to pull out studs till it collapsed. Then cleaned up.
And a multitude of other projects
A New machine would offer great improvement in Ergonomics and be more user friendly.
But I sure can't complain about the performance of this 1980 20 horse Tractor.
The only time I feel like I could use more power is when pulling the 5 ft brush cutter in heavy weeds and when using the 48" Gear drive tiller.