Of the Big 3 brands, T-Ls are the easiest to tow, and Zimmatics are the worst (Valley is somewhere in between). If nothing goes wrong, two guys can tow a T-L and get it running in a couple hours without breaking a sweat. If something does go wrong, prepare for an oil bath and a lost hour replacing a hose. It shouldn't take that long to replace a hose, but it always seems to. And God help you if it doesn't tow straight; you'll get a workout climbing up to adjust spool valves to realign the towers.
Newer Zimmatics have a stupid lever on the gearbox to unlock it for towing; as it ages that lever gets stiff and very hard to move; plan on carrying a hammer, a big Crescent wrench, and possibly a pry bar or cheater pipe. They also have a lot of little pins and clips to keep track of; good luck finding one if you drop it in the mud. Towing pivots sucks in general, though. I'd try to avoid it if at all possible.
A Zimmatic will be cheaper to operate than a T-L equipped with a 10hp electric motor to run the hydraulic pump, and way, way, cheaper than using a diesel power unit. I'm not sure what you guys pay for electricity, but I know your diesel costs a lot more than ours, and I don't like filling up the tank on my T-L (also, a diesel will need regular oil changes, filters, and general maintenance). I'm assuming you have grid power, if you have to run a generator all this is rather moot.
I work with a bunch of T-Ls. They're fine when they're running, but if you spend enough time with them you will learn what it truly means to hate. If an electric gets stuck, you can often just dig out the offending tower, walk up to the pivot, hold the safety override button until the stuck tower is back in alignment, then be about your day. If a T-L gets stuck, you dig it out, adjust the spool valve on that tower, curse when it doesn't start walking on its own, peer over the top of the pipe to see what other tower is not aligned, walk over that way and hope you guessed right, guess wrong, check the rest of the towers down the line, go back and realize it was Number 2 the whole time, adjust it, knock Number 7 out, curse again, walk down and adjust 7, finally get it walking, go home, have a stiff drink, and contemplate life. All pivots break down eventually, and none of them are fun to work on, but T-Ls are a special breed. Their simplicity is often makes them harder to maintain.