Hey all...my Branson tractor deal fell through that I thought I was going to buy. She wants too much for it even know it's a brand new tractor essentially. So, I'm back looking for another Deere as I initially planned. Sold my X738 in September and bought a Gravely ZT for strictly mowing duty. I need a tractor for our acreage and eventually a chore tractor for having a few cows(hauling hay bales, rough area mowing). Also hauling a lot of cut-down trees and what not as I have a lot of cleaning up to do around the property. Also will be used to plow snow in our driveway and back to the shed that drifts a lot. I was initially looking at the 3038E's but the aluminum transmission case and just overall cheapness has steered me away from them. That and they are not that heavy and cannot lift that much as well. I would rather buy a bit bigger tractor than I need than have to upgrade a few years down the road. Not really a fan of the hydraulic transmission/4WD either. Would like a cab, but that extra $9k is not in the budget right now unfortunately. Anybody have one? What are the pros/cons and problems with them if any?