I’ve looked into this before, but it has been awhile, and perhaps there are new ones to consider.
first: do not want/need a literal compact tractor . Property is small enough it would be an overkill waste of $ and unused features.
my ‘fields’ are small / cross fenced that require almost more of a lawn type maintenece in re gards to cutting heights, cornering. I’ve never owned a zero turn but have had higher quality lawn tractors. want engine and set up of a quality to tow / use small implements as product spreader, small chain harrow, newer spreader when wanted. My hardest to find spec : deck cutting HEIGHT. I would love an ability to cut / adjust at 6 inch high on down. I would also like add on ‘bagging’ ability/bins as in growing season some cuts leave too much cut grass laying on top (thus again: needing a higher cut setting to cut more often taking off less ) mulching ability too. Had a husky as my last ride on garden tractor. was fine except of course not the max grass cut height I wanted. When it died, I just haven’t replaced yet. Have been a sole live in caregiver for my mom for past 8 years and her care did not allow me to be outside on a ride on, as her dementia/fall risk kept me living with monitors and alarms 24/7. Lost mom last January and ready to save the money from cutting services (as I had to revert to for her care in last years), and get back to my own mowing. thanks for any suggestions!