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I realize I'm a little south of a lot of you guys but am finding more and more of these old tractors in "these parts". I'm an auto tech/shop owner by trade, do a lot of hi tech, late model auto service/electrical repair. I bought my first old tractor (73 446) about a year and a half ago. It's a rough old thing with a very tired Onan engine, 3 point hitch and I've added a Johnny bucket. It comes in pretty handy around my 2 acres but would not last long without a rebuild or repower if I used it much. Tom has been very helpful to me since I bought it. I just bought another (o boy, here it goes) 87 220 (anniversary edition) with a Case plow to clean my lot at work. For $425 (deductible) it didn't make since to me to haul the old 446 back and forth. We have also used it a few times already to tow in dead vehicles. I just bought a set of Ag tires for it, have not had time to install them yet. The tractor itself is in much better shape than the old 446 but the little Kohler is just as tired if not more so than the Onan. Both these engines will need to be rebuilt soon or there will be nothing to rebuild. Anyway, welcome and I look forward to hearing more from this forum.