This JD655 with Westendorf TA55 front-end loader has made it possible to handle snow removal and heavy lifting chores in western Maine. It's small enough to fit in my garage, yet powerful enough to move mountains of snow and lift boulders out of holes.
The tractor is an old girl, but rugged and reliable. The loader is the same, but getting hydraulic hoses with the metric fittings it requires was disgustingly difficult. Proprietary fittings have to be ordered from Westendorf. But... I love the combo and love having the ability to do things myself instead of having to depend on others.