Congratz to you Daniel, of course you know that original intent and new plan are two different ideas that just cost more money right? LOL
Glad you don't want to put it in the poo.
Yes, more money, BUT the old 175 needs attention to a lot of things except the engine. The engine is solid. If we put the 175 to light duty, she'll likely never get fully repaired. To keep in poo service, she needs attention. My way costs more, but I'll end up with more service from BOTH tractors!