Thanks for your thoughts and glad that you found a good deal. I contacted the dealer in the town just south of us and chit chatted with him to get a feel for how dealers worked.
He ended up lining me up with a 2010 model that had been sitting on their lot with more than I had hoped for with what appeared to me to be a good price. We are going back this week to sit down and make a deal. The tractor is a L5240 with the cab and heavy duty bucket. I'll let you know how it goes!! Best, Andy