I have a 214 hydro lift I used for snowblowing, tiller, and I have a 43c center blade for it. I bought a 318 that I've been getting up and going, 318 is superior because it has power steering and hydr trans are both very nice for maneuvering. Once I get the 318 dialed in this winter I feel like I'd be able to sell the 214, but attachments for the 318 are alot more money. 214 is definitely easier to work on. If I could start all over I'd just get a 318, but it always depends on the deal that comes up.