I read, asked questions etc. I got lots of good advice there and from a friend who farmed for years. Get a 4WD, you can do much more work with a smaller tractor. When the Front End Loader is loaded, the back wheels get light. Also when you are trying to scoop things in your front bucket the back wheels spin, unless you have 4WD. Love mine, it has saved my back over the years and saved me a lot of money. Also it is nice to be able to do things without hiring someone who sometimes needs permission from the state, a HOA etc. You own the tractor, you turn the key and get er done.