Just to offer another opinion and for what its worth I live near where Homier has their headquarters in Huntington Indiana. I have seen their tractors at these tent sales and though I was initially skeptical after looking into it further I have changed my mind. These tractors are built pretty tough and, if I'm not mistaken, the engines are made by the same company, Jinma that makes the engines for John Deere utility tractors. There warehouse in Huntington is huge (over 200,000 sq ft) and they are expanding it. They are a family owned business that seems to be doing well. I have spoken to several owners of their tractors and all of them are very happy. One guy I met at a tent sale said he owned the 25 horse 4 wheel drive model for the past 5 years and bush hogged 20 acres with a 6 ft mower and the only problem he had was he broke a link on the 3 pt hitch when he hit a stump in the field. He was still under warranty and they overnighted the part to him the next day. They also include a kit which has all the filters you need for the first 2 years of scheduled maintenance. Plus the customer service people are in Huntington and speak English which is becoming more unusual every day.
I would not hesitate to buy one if I needed one (and got approval from she who must be obeyed
) The alternative is buying a very used Deere and expect to do lots of repairs. For the price you can't beat it.
Just my .02 worth