I'll second a 95U, I ran an open station MFWD loader tractor, and absolutely loved it. I find the mechanical shift very nice with the high/low splitter and left-hand reverser. We got a new one at my old job, and the guys preferred a 6430 Deere only because they're heavier/had more cast hanging on the rims. I found it fairly smooth, in 3rd range, throw it in 1st and could clutchless shift all the way to 8th (4 in high).
I'd rather heavy up a light tractor than have one that's too heavy and you can't shave weight. This of course is within reason. I found it a very universal machine.
I also highly recommend the factory Global/Euro mounts, very easy to use, and the automatic trip is awesome, get off the thing once just to disengage the pins.
And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise, and said "I need a caretaker." So God made a farmer.