In reference to picture #1, the parking stand for your loader sure looks like it's hanging low, in comparison to the way the 200CX stand sits. I wonder if they are all like that or if maybe it is an optical dilusion due to the angle of the photo.
I had quite a few hours with the bucket and box blade. The hydro lets you go between forward and reverse, box blade or bucket effortlessly. The 4 wheel drive was a requirement in my yard. Bfore and after pics. The big JD track Hoe did the major work.