Steve, thanks for taking the time to do that. Truly appreciated & this info is a big help. I am just learning about the smaller tractors.
When I was working the smallest machine we had was an old JD210 w/FEL that was there when I got to my last job and was there when I left.....22 yrs! But it had gotten all of its maintenance & had a fair amount of abuse & was a machine that could always be counted on.
I think I am going to go see the JD850 as it is local & at least inspect it for comparative purposes.
But my heart is set on newer & bigger & that is what I will probably end up doing.
I will keep you all posted. Thanks again!