Thanks for the welcome. I used the BX 1860 quite a bit this weekend and what a huge difference between my 1042 that I was using! Volfandt - the dual range HST and 4WD were great on some of my hills. No, I did not get the FEL; my tractor does have the connections for it but I already felt like I was putting out a lot of cash spending a little over 10K. Also I work on a duck farm which is connected to my property where we have skid-loaders, backhoes, and tractors with FEL if I get into a bind I can borrow on of these machines. I appreciate your reply locknut on some of my hills I got to experience some of the things you talked about. I think the nice thing is with sitting so much higher on the machine you can feel much quicker when you may be getting into trouble. It was so nice though, not having to worry about power on the hills. And, yes you are exactly right about the turning radius - that was the feature of the GR's that almost made me swing with them. The Bx 1860's power steering does do better than what I thought it would. Also I would like to get a small tiller and possibly a snow blower in the future so I felt the 1860 would be better for this. I still say the things you designed for your GR are amazing locknut, but I am not sure I have the skills or the time to do retro's that you have done. I will try to get pictures soon. Thanks again for the replies it is good to hear from people with experience.