This month I traded my 3 year old 5065e (which I loved) for the tractor I should have bought the first time. While it did everything I ask easily, it was overkill for my purposes. I usually like overkill especially when it comes to equipment and trucks but it just weighed too much to use around the property. With R1 tires it left a large footprint everywhere it went. The last few years have been wetter than usual here, so maybe that's the new normal. Also, my implements were sized for a 35-40 hp LCUT so I had to be very careful not annihilate them with the 5e. I hated to see it go. Aside from some minor issues that I fixed myself, I never had any problems with it and it had the best brakes of any tractor I ever owned, including the new one. It was a very low hour tractor, and one reason it was is because I couldn't use it much the last couple years unless the ground was very hard, which was hardly ever. I looked in to retrofitting it with R4s, but it was way too expensive due to that requiring new tires and rims. So I traded it for a new 4044m with R4s. I am looking forward to using it without having to re-landscape the yard. I got a great deal when I bought the 5e, and I got good money for it on trade so it was not an expensive lesson thankfully. But it was an odd lesson in that bigger isn't better when its TOO big. I already like 4044m's more manageable size and it fits on my trailer better too. I also like the feel and pulse of the Yanmar 4cyl better than the Deere 2.9 3cyl powertech, and it starts much better cold. I considered a higher HP 4 series, but I survived on this property just fine the first 15 years with a 30HP Grand L Kubota. So I am looking forward to being a long term 4 series owner.