I was tired of fighting heat and dust cutting about 150 acres of hay. I started out just cab shopping. I've owned two non-cab Kubotas, 30 hp & 38 hp, both were okay tractors. When I looked at new a Kubota, They were way out in price when I looked at the Grand L. John Deere isn't close. New Holland was just under the other two in price.
TYM had the best features for the price: nice cab, great front end loader, outstanding three point hookup---very H.D. Good torque arms w/ adjustable pinned bars---NOT the turnbuckle arms; they are a deal killer as far as I'm concerned. Changing implements with the turnbuckle style arms is terrible, plus they aren't as strong.
South Korea has very a good production environment and quality control with the farm equipment following the footsteps of Hyundai and Kia. TYM had a 5 yr. warranty and my dealer offered an additional 5 yr. through Cenex Oil: use their oil, change as required and keep records, 10yr./10,000 hr. drive train warranty. $299 and its transferable. I hate to be the first guy on the block to try something new, but I couldn't pass this up. Too many plus issues!