Re: Gear-Driven \"D\" Models
Diesel_Jay: It is my understanding that the so-called "D" option on the geared 35/40/45 will be available sometime this summer. However, you can get most of the D options individually now. Example, my new TC40 has starboard step ($10 or so), tool box, etc. The extendable links (deluxe 3pt) are shipped on most of the geared anyway. The rubber floor mat from the "D" is available, but, frankly, when climbing on/off in the mud is less useful than the metal floor. You can upgrade to the deluxe seat - I had planned to do that, but, so far, the standard seat has been comfortable enough (at least for me).
Regarding the price on the used TC45, I ended up buying new because the used stuff that was any good was just too close to new. I suspect you could get a new TC45 with those options for $20k/$21k. The used one may, or may not, have been broken in ok.