For a few years before I bought I would frequent dealers just to look at the tractors and see if anyone would even talk to me.
Also I would go the the fairs every year and sit on all the makes/models and go back and forth and found that I liked the build quality of Kubota the best. They are the only manufacturer that makes their own engines and transmissions and such. they use electrical parts from Denso (as does Toyota/Lexus whom I was a mechanic for), which are very reliable and seldom have issues.
At the time I bought it I found out that 51% of tractors sold under 100hp was a kKbota and that says a lot b/c its not like they are the cheapest brand and lastly I spent a lot of time on this site researching.
I am completely in love with my tractor. it always seems to amaze me at how much I can do with it and just how strong it is. It is built very well and has given me zero issues so far.
It's been my perception that I use the tractor in ways that most others wouldn't do but nothing dangerous and that I use it a lot for being a home owner according to my very knowledgeable sales person.
I bought from Art @ MB tractor in tilton NH. Would I buy another one. Yes in a heart beat I would. It's used year round for grounds maintenance and snow removal and moving materials with the pallet forks. Its comfortable and everything on it is more heavy duty than some other tractors.
With the HST its super easy to drive and my wife has no problem driving it. and last but not least I smile when I look at it b/c without it my back and whole body would be really screwed up by now.