Need some info. from you Red Power guys on which machne is best choice. I am not set on these two particular models but they are right in the range I am looking at. I am looking a machines in this size and hp range and am trying to get an idea as to which models would be the best to go with as far as weak and strong points, design problems, and reliability. The tractor will be used primarily to brush cut a large acreage of neglected pasture land and some duty pulling logs and trees out. There is a 1066 down the road from me that a neighboring farmer owns who has not started it in at least the 2 years I have been driving by it. I am told that it runs good. I was looking for a used machine in as good a condition as I can find. I have been looking at other models such as the 1206, 1256, 1026, etc. I probably don't need this large of a tractor but it seems like the prices for the larger machines are much less than the 686, 784, 986, etc. Sure would appreciate any advice, recommendations, and comments from experience in this area. I have a small John Deere 4410 35 hp. CUT for finish mowing and small areas. I need a good machine for running a large rotary cutter and heavier tasks. Plus I wouldn't mind the idea of doing some restoration work to polish up a diamond in the rough. Thanks.