Date purchased is close I think, but not 100%
I am getting a new Kubota, my old L3600 is in decent shape, but I want to get a new one while the L3600 still has some value. We've had it for probably around 15 years, and I don't know many other people that would abuse a tractor as bad as we do. It's done us good, the Glide Shift Transmission is so sweet; that's my favorite thing about it.
We do a lot of mowing/tree work, and often we use the tractor with the flail mower as a chipper for brush. This is the main problems we have had, which might be a little our fault, but have had several issues with debris breaking things in the engine compartment, i.e. radiators. Also, the radiator gets completely clogged up regularly when mowing, but I've heard on the new models, that they do much better, and that the engine housing keeps quite a bit out.
What I'm doing different this time:
-More power, going with the M7040, but the L Series is probably plenty of power for most. I am going to miss the Glide Shift. It doesn't come on the M Series.
-Getting industrial tires instead of ag tires. I'm going to do some sort of quick attach thing for the three point.
-Skid Steer attach for the front loader
-Skid Plate Style to stop debris damage (probably home made)
Anyway, I'm probably forgetting something, but all in all, I love Kubota!