I am a 14 year owner of a 1988 Deere 318 with a 3point that I have customized to be H3, and built a small loader for.
My needs have outgrown my machine, so rather than beat mine to death, I have decided to move to a 1023e.
It's not arrived at the dealer yet.. but should be there any day.
I went with the 1023e, as it was more cost effective for me for the things I'd like to do than the X7xx series would have been, and because I'd not be locked into 2 spool valves (one tied to the 3point/mower), without doing some expensive hydraulic system altering mods.
Aside from the ROPS being in the way when mowing, I view the 1023e as the perfect replacement for my 318.
My reason for signing up here is the friendliness I saw in posts when researching the 1023e.
I look forward to being a contributing member, and thank all of those who "filled in the blanks" for me, with their helpful posts.