Looked at JD 5055 and Kubota 5100, Farmall 55a and Workmaster 55. Settled on WM based on the dealer and the value presented in the tractor. Farmall dealer wouldn't sell the Farmall A series because he said it was junk---wow.
Wanted a basic tractor to run a NH 276 square baler, so opted for a 2wd tractor. I have a JD 990 4wd with loader so it will still get the majority of the day to day work with snow removal, grading, and moving round bales.
Price of the WM was $2,400.00 less than the JD 5055d and $3,900.00 less than the Kubota MX 5100.
The tractor has the best 3 point hitch set up there is, and it is a standard feature. The engine is smooth and very quiet. Much quieter than the Yanmar in the JD990. PTO is fully independent and will take getting used to, but seems to work very well.
A lot of users complain of transmission whine, and it is noticeable, but probably because it isn't drowned out by engine noise. The engine is scary quiet and is made by Shibaura in Japan.
The biggest problem I see is the front end is very light. I put the JD MX 6 brush cutter on and it could pose a steering problem because the front wheels barely touch the ground with the cutter in the up position.