I sold my old John Deere M, and bought a 2004 /700 hrs new holland tc 30 w/hydro. It's been a great tractor so far....no problems. The tractor has done everything I've asked, from mowing a field to pulling logs out of a creek. One thing I plan on doing, is to add a control valve to raise/lower a front blade. I'm going to tap into the diverter valve. It looks pretty straightforward, but if anybody has any good, neat installation ideas, I'd appreciate hearing from you.