I'm wondering if anyone (I'm sure someone has) put a larger engine into a tube frame tractor and just how much work it is? Also will the hydro hold up with more HP? I have a steep front yard and it's a struggle for it to go uphill while mowing.
Also is it worth the money to buy a new mower deck? It needs a lot of work, like 3 spindles and maybe all bearings, not to mention it hangs funny and could use some new linkage.