Loader works good. No visible leaks (might be some small ones, but looked good). I drove the tractor around a bit. Felt good. The loader was relatively smooth ( a little jerky that I am chalking up to the cold), but it was quicker than I imagined from the way people talk. Man, I thought my 18/6 was a big garden tractor, this thing is a monster!! It is weird going from an old manual tractor to a hydro. I may be in the minority but I prefer the 3 speed hi/lo. Man I can't wait to get that thing!