I live in the Northern Neck area of Virginia. I bought a John Deere X740 on a govt auction site and fixed it up to use weekly for my yard. It works great. I also just bought an 1976 400 with the intention of fixing it up and maybe selling the X740. I previously have had a 2009 Cub Cadet 2544 and as a kid I maintained and used my dads 1981 IH 782. I remember the quality and power of the 782 which is why I got the 400 a couple weeks ago.