Re: BX1500 still "relevant?"
I have a BX1500 with loader, MMM and weight box. It gets used for firewood, backup mower, snow removal, mulching, light digging, back saver, etc... I have added a tooth bar and skid plate from bxpanded. I did have to modify the skid plate as the 1500 is shorter than other models so I had to move the front mount back an inch or so.
There are not a lot of videos out there, but I have found that for the maintenance I have done (oil, filters, trans) the videos for the other models of that era are similar enough to give me an idea of what it will take to get the job done.
I think I got a good deal on mine when I bought it and would not want to be without it. Seems like people are always amazed at what it can do.