I have a 8129 tractor that is fair to poor shape. It needs a paint job, a steering wheel, tires, battery, deck rebuild, engine rebuild/replace. I am starting to question why I should keep the long frame tractor. Isn't the turning radius larger on the long frame tractors?
I could put a 16hp Briggs on the 8129 and turn it into a 8169. Is there anything about the long frame tractor that makes it more desirable other than the ability to run a 60" deck? I don't have a 60" deck and I don't foresee one showing up at my door anytime soon.