My first post. I have a Ford 1600 compact tractor handed down to me from my dad who bought it new in 1978. Currently has 1301 hours. I've done lots of reading on this forum and will continue to check in frequently to help me keep the 1600 runnin'. I'm interested in reading about the experience others have with the same tractor, or one very similar, like its predecessor, the Ford 1000.