It is a B2320 so, I think it's 23 horses. It has a 3 cylinder diesel engine in it. Hydrostatic drive & 4-wheel drive. Front and rear PTO. I got it new in 2009. I am very happy with it. Before I got this, I used a 1940 Ford 9N with a back blade. I did find an old front mount blade but, It was raised with the lift arms in the back via cables which stretch and slip in the clamps. It was a royal pain! Plus, the blade would only lift 6 inches. Yes, a modern tractor is best. I also have a dozer blade for lighter snows and I also put the back blade on so I can plow both directions. I now only use the blower for snows of a foot or more. It is much easier. I have had snows here of 2 feet or more that was wet snow and the dozer blade could only push out from the garage about 20 feet befor tractor stopped and simply sat there spinning it wheels. Even with the chains on it. ROYAL pain! This will be my second year with the blower and I LOVE it! Stock up on sheer pins tho. LOL I have learned to drop it into low range and go slow. It also helped to get the rears filled with molasass (beet juice) non-corrosive.