Ive been looking for a compact tractor, after looking at everything out there, I had decided on a new kubota 3130 or 3430. hydrostatic with loader and backhoe. I had just decided to make the purchase when I come across a JD 955 with backhoe and loader for a pretty decent price ($16000) for the tractor, backhoe,loader, harley rake and 18' 7000lb trailer. Now I cant decide on the new Kubota or the 96 model Jhon Deere with 2000 hours. What would be the advantages of a tractor 10 years newer? Any advice is greatly apprecieated.