I have never owned a Sub-Combact tractor before. I always wanted a 2305s but I heard lots of good things but a few bad things so I never did buy one. I am glad I waited and bought a 2012 JD 1026R. It is a mowing machine!
I did have a John Deere LX277 and I couldn't believe how my new tractor mowed. I hit sticks with it and never chipped the blade they are really thick. I have used it to pull trees I cut up in the woods up a hill. My wife said it would never pull it, but the JD proved her wrong.
I can't wait 'till winter to see how it does in the snow. I got a FEL and a box scrapper with it too, and also a brush hog. It will be the only tractor I will ever need.