Hi, My name is Dave and I've been a tractor person from as far back as I can recall. When I was growing up my Dad worked as in IH mechanic in Willimantic,Ct. at Wright's Tractors. He would get calls from the old time farmers on the weekends and I'd tag along with him as he worked on their tractors. We've pretty much been an IH family since then. My Dad and I bought an old '58 460 Backhoe years ago to dig graves and though we got out of that business we still have the tractor and he uses it often even though he'll be 81 later this month. I have a newer non IH Cub 7205 with backhoe that I use around the house and I just got an old Bolens Husky Sickle Bar Mower last week. I'm sure I'll be looking for help with that one when I try to get it running. That's about all for now.