The new tractor was waiting for me when I got home last night, it was late and I didn't get to spend much time with it. Some first impressions:
This is a large machine. It is very stable and feels very solid. The dealer assembly seems to have been done correctly, nothing rattles or shakes, and all of the zerks have grease on them.
Engine is very smooth and not as loud as I had expected. With this much horsepower I don't expect to have to run at high rpms. Fit and finish are great for a machine in this price range, and there are rubber bumpers on the hood closure. The brush guard is substantial, except for the plastic piece which I dont expect to be around for long.
Not too sure about the easy start system, but it functions well for now, we will see how long it lasts. Overall I am very satisfied so far, if the rain holds off I will get some seat time this weekend and report back. Pix as soon as I have some daylight time to spend with the big red beast.