We bought this tractor used from our local dealer in July of 2010. We rented the tractor with a 60" mower deck for approximately 20 hours to mow the lawn in front of our plumbing and heating business. After operating the machine we decided to purchase it with intentions of using it in the business for various jobs.
We did just that and it is incorporated into our business by digging cremation graves, moving snow on our parking lot and drive, custom snow removal, back filling of trenches/holes from water/sewer projects, transporting/loading HVAC equipment, general utility, and of course mowing to name a few.
To date, the tractor has exactly 350 hours and looks as well as runs like new. I was slightly disappointed that a backhoe attachment is not available nor will it be due to the discontinuance of this machine on IH's side.
Current attachments include, 60" Case IH belly mower, Kwik-Way front mount loader, rear 3-pt. blade, Custom Built "Gnuse 3-pt. Loader", Custom Built 3pt. pallet forks, 3pt. post auger, Custom fit front mount blade, and various custom add-ons.