Actually I picked JD back in 1988. Back then the others could not begin to compare with the Deere. I just stuck with it.20 miles radius in my area i have huge dealers for Kubota,Bobcat,Newholland,Mahindra and 2 Deere
I am bias towards Kubota , i am a member of Orange tractor too but the dealers are real nasty I find kubotas better for price but deere more easy to work withLast spring when I started seriously looking I looked into tractors from Deere, New Holland, Yanmar/Cub Cadet, Koiti, Mahindra and Kubota. Sent requests for info on specific models to all of the dealers in my area. I only got responses from the Deere and Mahindra dealers. I guess the others didn't want to sell me one?
So I sent the Deere & Mahindra dealers specific configurations for models and asked for pricing. Prices ended up being almost identical for comparable (specifications-wise) machines.
So why not go with a known big-name brand instead of a company I'd never heard of? And to be honest, when I started out I really had my heart set on the Yanmar/CubCadet Ex3200. But if the dealer can't be bothered to talk to me, why should I give them my money?