My machine is an M-610 that I have had for almost 20 years and was traded for an old truck. Simple Wisconsin engine and non-hydrostatic drive. Been thinking of getting a hydrostatic diesel machine but not loaded with cash either. Use for home tasks and the occasional cleanup for anyone asking for help after hurricanes. I like the old machines a lot but since I have never even operated another machine besides the 610 or OMC series 1700 you could probably say I am just starting out? Honestly I don't really like the newer Bobcats with their longer wheelbases and fancy joysticks. I do all my own repairs and like to keep it simple. As for me I am 6'7" tall so it's probably funny to see that in the old 610. If anyone needs advice on this machine I would be happy to help.