I purchased the Bobcat CT335 HST because it seemed
to be the best tractor with the most features for the money. I checked out several brands and, in my opinion, Bobcat had the the best bang for the buck! I was impressed by the overall quality and my local dealer (Bobcat NH) was most helpful in making my selection.
I chose the CT335, even though it is no longer in production, because of the two-pedal HST control. I originally tried out a CT235, but the heel-toe pedal was too much for my arthritic ankle, and the CT440 was more tractor
than I needed. I purchased the CT335 with the 8TL loader, and a Bobcat 6' FEL mounted snow blade, and added
an EverythingAttachments 6' box blade to use on my 500' gravel driveway, and as a counter-weight. I also plan to add a root grapple and PTO driven wood chipper to the arsenal to keep up with the constant encroachment of brush and woods on the open spaces on the property.
While I'm still learning how to get the most out of the tractor, I'm more than satisfied with the CT335 and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good value in a compact tractor. I believe that there are still a few around on dealer lots.