SolarAndWood said:I should be done with all the grunt work on the property that I bought the Ford for. Then, it should just be light duty loading activities. Stuff like compost, firewood and a little stone or soil here or there. That was kind of my thinking that I could go to one machine that has a spot in the garage and is well cared for as opposed to having a sit outside beater.
One of the dealers here has a 4wd diesel 1445 with around 600 hours on it for not much more money than similar 1145s and similar to an 855/955/4110. I suppose going the 1445 route and keeping the Ford addresses my primary needs: reliable mowing and blowing.
Machine is still young and I know you're very familiar with the care and feeding of F-series front-mounts!