I purchased the EX2900 TL and I am overall completely satisfied with this tractor. Very smooth running, easy to operate, good size to HP comparison. I run a 72" Cub/Yanmar finish mower with no problems at all.
The loader is very simple to mount and dis-mount in under 5 minutes with one person. I do recommend some type of weight on the 3 pt. when using the loader whether it be a ballast box, implement, or ultimately the back-hoe attachment.
Foot rests are vibration dampened, maintenance items are easily accessible. R4 tires work well whether your mowing the grass or using the loader attachment.