I am purchasing 4.75 acres soon. After purchasing the 4.75 acres I will have close to 6 acres. I told my wife that it is time to purchase a tractor. I have looked and looked for the past week and I have narrowed my selection down to a EMax 25 or a Mahindra 26XL. The difference between the EMax 25 is that the lifting capacity is 900 lbs vs 1400 lbs on the 26XL. Rear lift can lift 1400 lbs on the EMax and 2200 on the 26xl. All of the other differences are basically because of the large tire size on the 26xl. i.e. 26xl lifts higher and goes faster.
I am curious if there is any other tractors y'all would recommend for me to look at. The main things I am looking for is a Front Loader, Diesel and Hydrostatic. Right now I am looking at spending 17k but the less I spend the happier my wife will be