Originally Posted by IMAGE
If your looking more at just mowing, an old farm tractor will give you more bang for the buck. Something like an old JD 4020 will run forever and run a brush hog with no problems. Granted its not compact, but they are cheap horsepower. I missed out on a cheap 4020 recently... but have dibs on a 4230 cabbed, when it comes available
That 4230 is a nice tractor esp. if it has the powershift trans.