I have 3 tractors,
4610 hydro with flail mower, FEL and grapple.
a X300 lawn mower
and a '70's vintage Wheelhorse 16hp Kohler.
I use the old Wheelhorse the most and it died Wednesday.
Piston skirt broke away from top of piston.
Ideally I'd like to replace the 3 but in reality if I get one HEAVY DUTY lawn tractor that I could use to mow lawns with and the other stuff I use the wheel horse for I'd be good.
I use the wheel horse for getting firewood in a 20 cu ft trailer out of the woods. Its nice that it can snake into where ever without damaging or having to make a trail to get to the wood. But the big kicker is I use it to pull a drag thats 4 ft square with hundreds of small spikes on the bottom to rough up soil for seeding areas.
So I'd need something that has a strong transmission that will hold up. Seems all the newer tractors are Hydro. Will a hydro hold up as good as a gear tractor for ground engaging stuff?
I'd probably would look to buy used.