My two cents. I just bought a used year 200 John Deere 4700 with a front end loader and backhoe. I've had it for two days and put 10 hours on it. I cannot tell you how much I have gotten done in two days. This is the best thing to happen to my farm yet! I've slaved for a year and a half trying to clean up and start up my farm on hand labor and I warrant to say that in the last two days, I got just about as much done, without nearly as much backache. That being said, I'm in hock to the bank for the next 5 years.