Had a few main criteria for buying a tractor.
1. Wanted the dealer to be near us.
2. Wanted a brand I could trust.
3. Needed something affordable.
4. Needed a unit big enough to handle the job.
We decided on the JD 3032e because it fit all of my criteria. Plus, they had 0% financing over 5 years that made it very affordable for our small operation.
Plenty of power for most things. We use it for brush clearing, feed handling, grading, ground prep, compost turning. I really like the ease of use. The 2 speed hydro static transmission with it's simple forward and reverse pedals make it easy to use.
The PTO and 3pt lift are powerful. Handle the brush mower real well. (4ft King Kutter.) We made our own fork attachment because JD doesn't make one for this model. It was a day project for my son who's a skilled welder.
I am confident with the JD brand and happy to have and use this piece of equipment.