Thanks for the reply!It is not a bad tractor and should perform well if it was well maintained and cared for. I would not recommend it for anything over one acre. What I have seen as the weak areas is decks, deck drive, steering and vary-speed transmissions. Troy-Bilt is manufactured by MTD and are low cost tractors. New they sell for around $1300 and depreciate rapidly. If it is more than two years old I would try to get it for less and of course it should be clean with no problems and regular maintenance.