X2!Not only will your tractor not do what you need it to in a safe, efficient manner, all your implements will be sized for your too small tractor so if you trade up later your implements are all undersized.
how many times do you hear a owner/operator say, "wish i had gotten a smaller tractor!"
good advice from NCL4701. if you cant wait or find the l2501, go look at Kioit, Mahindra, Branson, New Holland, etc.
tractor weight is very important. don't settle for less, get the most tractor as budget allows.
btw. i have a gear driven tractor and love it. do most of my work in 2nd and 3rd, doesn't bother me one bit. im retired (put my 90hrs a week in), i dont get in a hurry for nothing or nobody