Kind of on-topic: we were never allowed to have anything John Deere on the farm. We couldn't even have anything PAINTED green. However, John Deere drills and planters were all we had. That has to say something about them. They always planted well and were durable. They did get put in the shed every night so the neighbors wouldn't see them, though.
Not sure what the smaller Deere drills are numbered like. I've even gotten parts for a steel wheeled one. I'd go Deere (says the man with Farmall tractors).