It has been a goal to have a tractor like my dads that I grew up on mowing and helping with the garden. In 1978 he bought a shiny new black and silver GT 18 Hydro. I traded it for carpet in my house after he died.I later regretted it very much so I looked for another one just like it for years with no luck. I finally found this 77 model six speed and had to have it. The only thing it was missing was the electric hitch that the man sold separately before I bought it. I think I like it better than the hydro even though I didn't think I would.