I know for a fact that Kubota parts are expensive for me if I had to buy parts. I don't know about the rest of the country. It's probably because there is only one dealer in a 60 mile radius. John Deere has been around forever and I actually think know that you should get a John Deere. I think John Deere is better known in the large tractor category. Kubota I think makes a better compact tractor, just my opinion. Happy hunting.