I'm rather new to JDs, but sounds like the 165 would be a keeper...
Nah, not enough space in my "barn" (ha ha!) for another tractor, no matter how much I might joke/whine/snivel/grovel about getting another one! Had to go out tonight and rearrange things so that between the car, the three bikes, the two project bikes, the tractor (and its paraphernalia) and the garden cart I could still get at my postage-stamp workbench... And you know our city, I couldn't just leave one sitting on the front lawn...LTG, with the Canadian $ being almost at par, fill up that Dodge Dakota, and head out on a road trip while the weather is nice.
Bagger??! SWEET!!! When I first started looking into getting a bagger for mine, I was told it wasn't available anymore except as a "parts" purchase (ie, buying each individual part then assembling it from that), to the tune of around $500... Fortunately, I lucked into a hopper and chute from an old rear engine rider, and only had to buy the mounting bracket and post...Well, I guess Sergeant answered that, but yes, you do see lugs on there. Nice, now I really don't feel so bad about trying to drag my boat off the trailer backwards with it. SHHH!!! :00000060:
So I pick up the "real" Deere tonight. Apparently it also has a bagger attachment coming with it too! Kinda feel like I'm lucking out on this deal! and now........for the other shoe to drop........lol