We bought this mule yesterday. It is a 2006 model, and we purchased it for $900. It was well used but runs well. Supposedly this is a good deal. We are hoping we will be able to use this instead of the hand cart and save our backs and knees. We used it today to take some waste wool out back to compost. We also used our new tractor (instead to the hand cart) to move manure/straw to the spreader.