Hey Mark! I have had a few 'duel's in my time and never did I tear up any turf. The stability on slopes/grades with a sickle mower was a big plus for me. Even the set of duels with "Town & Country" 7X12's on a 73 Cub Cadet and rear blade pulled fine. You will like the stability with your loader...are you going to be mowing with your 149?
Those are some sweet looking tractors! I love the sickle bar!
Thanks for the information about the tires! I don't plan on mowing with the 149. I'm going to use my 1811(once it get it running) as a backup mower for my ZTR.
Did you fill your tires with ballast? If so, have you ever used beet juice? It cost's about $4.50 gallon around here. I don't like the idea of using washer fluid because it is very flammable. I had thought about using RV antifreeze($2 to $3 gallon) because it is anticorrosive but it has about the same mass as water while the beet juice has 30% more mass per gallon.