/ John deere 790 package deal #11
I had the same tractor, a 770 bought new. GREAT high quality tractor but the transmission was a sad thing. Not enough speeds, especially in reverse. I bought it over the 855 as I wanted a tractor with real tractor wheels. If the 770 was available with hydro, I'm sue I would still have it. That would have been the perfect machine in that size.
where are you located?
for 10k you should be able to find something. I just picked up an older Allis gear tractor for 6300.
there is a nice NH 1010 on CL near denver for about 10k with belly mower, loader, hydro
Personally, I would never buy an older tractor with a FEL or a pickup with a snow plow. I would try and source a FEL before buying the tractor and make sure the hydraulics will work for it. To most, it would make the tractor considerably less desireable, so lower the price considerably.