I'm new around this place myself, and don't know much about tractors. So one thing is for sure..i won't be the one answereing your questions!
But I lived in Newport News for several years so I know that area pretty good. I work at the shipyard in Newport News and met my wife there. She got homesick after we got married, and we moved to Gates Co. NC....just south of Suffolk. It didn't take long living around here, and I just had to have a tractor. I was looking for a "C" when my wife spotted what she called "a little international" down the road. I didn't get that one, but was hooked. I bout my 49 last weekend and just can't stay off of it. But anyway, I guess we'll both be learning here...and it looks like this is the place to do it. Everyone seems real nice, and willing to help. Take care and good luck with yours!