P.S. This will be very similar to building my models and once I get the tires I scale them up to that so they look right when completed. My favorite tractors on the farm as a teenager was our two jd
4020's wide fronts so I am now leaning towards that tractor for my first scratch built garden tractor project. I will look for a 332 or a 455 to use for the diesel powerplant and hydraulics. This is not going to be cheap but I'm not getting any younger either , ha,ha. I could just go buy another new JD
compact but it is the excitement of using my hands and imagination to create something that is so fun. The two mini loaders kept me busy redoing them the last two summers but now it's time to get serious , ha,ha. Sorry to ramble on .