We ordered our bale spear at the end of August/early September so have been using it for about a month. Our tractor is a 2019 John Deere 3038E, a compact utiiity tractor and the bale spear works great and is so easy to attach and remove. We are both in our 70's and have no problem handling this piece. Delivery was rapid but UPS separated the spear from the rest of the attachment so we had to wait on extra day for the second delivery...that was aggravating!!! Not the fault of the supplier.