i've followed many a story of those on another forum I frequent.
they are wrenchy just like our old fords. IE.. they like to be worked on.
problem is.. less parts and dealerbase.. and some stuff on some models is already obsolete.
many odd problems.
shafts of soft metal.. frotn end gears and shaft shear off.. pto and driveshafts twist. soft gear faces.. bad heat treating.. etc.
nightmeare hyds design that has hyd pump hooked up via QD's to other parts of the machine, but no relief at the pump side, only after the QD side.. thus if qd pops loose.. pump deadheads by design.
GOOD JOB! :(
I'd take a 55-64 ford for 'work' ANY day of the week..