I really want a Kubota L3xxx series tractor, probably a L3400. Loader, of course. We have 26 acres and there is always something I could do a lot easier if I owned a tractor. I've rented tractors and hired things done but the man in me wants to have my own. The thing is, a friend of mine has a Kubota BX-series tractor (overbuilt lawnmower), with loader for sale. I know he has taken very good care of it. It has a 60" belly mower, something I know I'd use for finish work in our LARGE yard. It would easily pull a 4-5' brush hog. This friend would make me a good deal, probably $7-8K for the package. I realize I could buy a used L-series equipped as I want for about $10-12K. I'm comfortable in that price range. (Not interested in new.) So here's the deal -- do I "settle" for the smaller tractor from a known entity, or do I hold out for the one I really want? Knowing myself, I could talk myself into settling. It's really not about the money. Am I fooling myself to think the BX series will do what I want to do? Share your experiences, please.