I was given my first Ford today, an early 90's or so YT16. It's in great physical condition but had a wiring fire under the hood. The engine wiring to the stator and the ignition appear cooked. The paint, mechanical functions, and starter are in like new condition. The motor has good compression, but will most likely need all new ignition, solenoid, switch, and new coils. It was supposedly running when someone decided to add rear lights to the back of the ignition switch, and created a short or overload, (There's a huge KC highligher off road light mounted to the back of the thing). The tires are like new, the paint is near perfect. Being more familiar with the green and yellow tractors and older Bolens, I've not dealt with a Ford tractor before. Are these on the same level as an equivalent JD or Bolens? It looks fairly well built, a far cry above say an MTD or Sears of that age. I'm thinking it would make a good small grass cutting machine for around the shop, and double as a trailer jockey for my boats? (I've been beating an old, much smaller Noma tractor with no deck for years as my trailer jockey, but it most likely don't have many more years in it. This thing will no doubt need a stator, coils, and some wiring, I have a new switch and wiring is easy. I'd toss all the safety switches anyhow, so that wiring would be history anyhow. The deck is a 42 or 44" cut, and it has what looks like new gator blades on it. I see there's not much info online on these, but I seem to recall they were the same as some Jacobson machines? I was told that it's 1990 or newer since it's got a Briggs Stratton motor too, the guy that had it said it was from either 1990 or 1992, he knew he brought it home in a truck he had just bought, but wasn't sure which one. I like the fact that the shifter is on the side, vs in between my legs on the AYP built Noma, which make for a real stretch when trying to shift gears being 6' tall. The Ford is a nice size, being just large enough to fit on, yet small enough to maneuver around close quarters. Hopefully this will be an upgrade from the mid/late 80's Noma beater I've been using.