I am curious if any of you all out there have experience with the Geil 373 Mini? I have all but bought the JD35D, but fortunately I decided on renting it for 1 month to be sure it is what I want (plus I bought my partner out of one of my other businesses so I want to make sure my money is right). My plan was/is to rent a machine for a few months, with hopes of that money going towards the principal if I purchase it, then buy it as long as my finances stay on the right path (I own two pawnshops and a construction biz...money can get tight on occasion). After all but deciding on the JD, I just happened to stop by the Geil dealer...he has a 373 demo machine with 33 hours on it and he is willing to rent the machine to me for 6 months with ALL of the rental proceeds going towards the downpayment. JD is only willing to let me rent the machine for 1 month with 100% of the proceeds going towards the purchase price. The the Geil dealer will finance for 60 months @ 3.5% whereas my JD dealer is only willing to go 60 months @ 4.9%. The only real advantage the 35D has is that it is "zero tail swing"...the Geil exceeds everwhere else PLUS the Geil's can can tilt 15 degrees which helps on sloping hills. I LOVE the 35D, but I really want the finance options that Geil is offering, but the local Deere dealer can't match it. I know some of you are not fans of the mini, but please let me hear from those of you that are...particularly if you have Geil experience. Here are the asking prices: JD35D with 24 & 12" buckets: $35,500+tax Geil 373 with 24 & 12" buckets: $39,500+tax Basically, it's 4k more for the "tilt cab"...is that feature worth 4k? Scag, don't beat me up...I know I said I had "pulled the trigger" on the 35D but I had to hedge my bets and renting the machine was/is a must as I don't close on my last house until June 30th so I am putting off obligating myself until I have cash in hand. If I don't take the JD, I'm out $1,500 for a one month rental...I can live with that. Gehl users, give me your thoughts!