I purchased my CT 36 after almost 18 months of looking at tractors between 30 and 40 hp. In my part of TN, I test drove all offered (NH, CaseIH, Kubota, Montana, Bobcat and JD). Read the forums and the sales brochures. Found the McCormick to be feature loaded. Two rear remotes, rear work light, loader with quick attach, Mitsubishi 4 cyl motor at 38.5 hp and 31 pto hp, 4x4. Heck, I went thru all the other brands spec by spec and put them all side by side and for the same money, none matched up.
I got in on the free loader deal and low financing, tax and all $15,900 out the door.
Very satisfied so far, not even a leak after a year. It's done all I've asked and I've never run out of power whether plowing or hauling logs and stone.