I started with a 22 x4 MF 255. eventually traded in for a smaller tractor that my wife could drive. The 1250 worked OK for about 3 years then had one problem after another.Most dealt with the wiring. I had to have the entire wiring harness replaced due to bad wire and connections. The dealer said there was nothing that could be done because the warranty was up. After 2 years of pestering MF, they agreed to replace the harness at no cost. I had to take it to a dealer over 200 miles away because the local dealer was going to charge labor. I also didn\'t trust him anymore.
In summary, the vinatge MF are much better than the Japanese tractors. I will either find a MF 65, 165 or another 255 or a Ford 861 or 4000.