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Wanting to start using some ground engaging attachments, i.e. tiller, box blade, etc. I have gathered my cub cadet Xt1 LT 46 will not hold up to these activities. I have found a used Huskee GT. Is this a good choice or is it too light duty as well. I have also looked at a JD 140. I am on a budget. Since I just bought the Cub a year ago. I need to keep cost around $2500 or replace it altogether. I am only mowing an acre mostly flat with some drainage ditches. I do need to level the yard and plant some grass and want to put in a garden. Any recommendations?
 

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Don't know about a Husky GT but if you're talking about the JD 140 (sub models H1 or H3) made between 1968-74 that would be a good choice. The latter day model JD D140, E140 or LA140 would be no better than what you have.
 

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I don't know where you are located, but I would keep checking Craigslist and Facebook market for something that would suit your need...the good deals are sporadic, but they are to be found if you keep looking....when you say Huskee...are you talking about a Bolens? ...Husquarvana?...or that other older Huskee?......The Bolens would be a good choice...and I see them with attachments for reasonable prices......there have been several discussions about the Husquarvana frames being kind of weak for loaders and other attacments
 

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I am located in the DFW Tx area. I have looked at the older style JD and and saw a Huskee garden tractor advertised on craigslist. It had 23 inch tires and 25 hp I think, but wondered about it being built to last. Can't seem to find any specs. I do more mowing than anything else. However the cub cadet is only a two blade 46 inch deck and the cut is somewhat unimpressive. I installed new blades and saw no difference. I want to put in a bigger garden next year. I also need to do a lot of leveling in the yard. I have looked at the Cub Cadet GT 54, but that is about $3800.
 
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