There are 2 models of the CTX9500, the Conquest and Prestige. The Conquest clone has 26 HP Briggs, 52" stamped deck, manual lift, manual steering, TT K66, and smaller rear tires. The Prestige has a 30 HP, 54" fabricated deck, hydraulic lift, power steering, TT K71, and larger rear tires. Both are very stout tractors, no doubt, but I would go ahead and spend the extra $1K for the 30 HP CTX if your going to use snowblowers, tillers, ect. because that hydraulic lift and power steering will help a lot. Not saying the 26 HP model won't be enough, but the 30 HP will make everything easier. And probably last longer too.