Ok, heres mines.
The Ford 1200 (Shibaura) is just like Iseki and Kubota, Jap tractors, smooth running, soft blow with the precombustion chamber.
Harder then hell to start in the winter just like all the other Jap engines, Lister Petter has always been my winter diesels,..anyways,..
Very durable and rugged. Now mind you, it is a over sized GT, not rated a farm tractor so as heavy as it is it still has the same troubles as a weighted large frame GT if you would compare, even with the bucket, this is without the extra weights.
As far as general work around the farm and kennels and plowing it works a dream and saves lots on fuel cost compared with gas powered compacts. The most important is to fit the tractor to your needs, something was needed between the Hesston DT680 and Sears SS10, the Ford filled that gap perfetly.
OEM parts are obsoleted and aftermarket parts drying up, will have to be retired someday, if you was to ask me i am thinking i might replace it someday with a Kubota. Have always favored the older b600 and b700 series with a bucket, OEM parts are everywere and cheaper, durable and dependible.
Hard starting in the winter but i am growing use to that.