well, I'm not sure about what you will be spraying, and I've never been to Michigan, but I would say here in Kansas, I would pick the apache 1st. I have a small rogator and love it, but there are many apaches in our area and they get along very good! IMHO any time you get over 2000 hours on the large machines that have been used by commercial guys, they will have many problems that farm units never will (farmers don't get paid acre bonus's!) I think case makes a good machine, but at those hours, you will be hit and miss on reliability IMHO. Even the rogator at 3000 hours will need constant maintanence. I bought mine new in 02 and have 1900 hours on it, and it is starting to have hyd hoses, fuel lines, liq hoses breaking. Things just start to get crispy after so many hours. I would think for 60000 you could get something with less than 2000 hours and farmer owned. I think hours is more important than brand! good luck!