we have a jcb 8016 1.6 ton machine its alright not as good as our kubota,
all the utility companies here have mercedes sprinter vans pulling takuechi 1.5 toners. literally unbreakable by all the ******s that operate them sitting there trying to smash through concrete with a smooth edge utility bucket etc.
we had a 3000 hour yanmar b1.4 about 18 years old not the pretiest or quickest but it started every time and never ever broke down, in 10 years of us owning it it only blew 1 line and that was after i rubbed it against a wall.
so id be going for a kubota, tak or yanmar in 1.5 ton size mostof these will fit through a garden gate.
the micro <1ton are ok for the right job but slow and underpowered on jobs where you have the room, id stick to the 1.5 ton size.
our little yanmar, i miss her
stolen last xmas i learnt on her