Hello everyone. New member from Nebraska. Grew up with Deere and have never owned anything else. Currently have 3, a 1998 425, a 1998 455 and a 2003 GX345. I haven't felt the need to move into a newer machine. I am generally not intimidated by diving into any issue with any of them. I've repaired every woe every machine I've owned has thrown at me with the exception of 1 which was a 1998 325 who decided to grenade at just over 2200 hours. In that particular case, it didn't make financial sense to repair it. I sold it to someone who had an engine for it and moved on.