Don't we all wish we could get back what we invested !
Wonder if he rebuilt the final drives and steering clutches ? The finals in those went through at least 3 changes beefing them up more every time. Ones with the diesels I'm told were harder on the finals because they had more power. We had a 440 gas with a loader. Good in tight spots and lifted ALOT of weight for it's size. But they were underpowered and kinda slow. Just don't be in a hurry trying to move dirt.Seemed like just when we had it all fixed something else would yet break. Ours like most likely had a hard life early on.