I have a 2014 5055d, bought it new and knock on wood - it has been a great tractor, over 900 hrs baling squares, cutting with sickle, haybine and even my Krone mower conditioner on light second cut. I have tedded and raked hay and use it to spray herbicides and spread fertilizer. You do need front weights. My brother bought a 2015 5045E with a front end loader. Aside from some dealer prep issues, it has been on a bush hog cutting heavy autumn olives on the farm pastures most all of it's life. It has a computer of some sort and regen. It has been a very good and reliable tractor.