Greetings. Found this site recently while diagnosing a problem with my 1996 345 which I acquired 5 years ago. Unit was the personal tractor of a small local dealer and was in great condition with 550 hours on it when purchased. Bought on the suggestion of THE local "motorhead" who worked on all makes of tractors and was a local legend with Mopar engines since the early '60's. Very happy with purchase -especially when I compare the old girl to new models. I especially appreciate the fact that so many spare parts are still available on-line from actual JD dealers at what I consider reasonable pricing. Previous tractors were Cub Cadets bought from a dealer who I grew up with and based on experiences with them made the decision to finally go GREEN.