This is my first post. I've been reading comparisons on here for a couple of weeks, and there seems to be some knowledgable members here. Maybe you can help me make my decision.
I only have about 6 acres. Presently I'm using a MF 135 to bushhog and make a small garden. Since I retired, I've decided that I want to clear out some of the woods, and level the ground. I decided that I want a tractor with a FEL. My old tractor doesn't have power steering, so I won't even try to add one. From reading, and looking, I decided I needed a 30-35 HP tractor, with FEL. I've looked at a MF 1528(one year old), JD 790 and 3203, NH TC30, and Kioti CK35. I had settled on the Kioti, since it has the free loader offer. It was priced to me at $13,991.00. Then I stopped again at a kubota dealer, and was given a price of $16,500 for a 2 wheel drive MX5100. It's really more tractor than I need, but it sure seems nice.
All the smaller tractors I looked at are FWD. The Kubota is 2 wheel drive. I've never used a FEL before. Will it work okay with the 2 wheel drive? Should I just get the Kioti, since I really don't need anything bigger? Are the prices I gave good prices? Thanks in advance.
Sorry for the long post. Everybody have a great day.