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Simpleton7016
Ok, I only have (will have) two tractors. Essentially they are the same. A Simp. 7016 (Briggs) and an Allis 912 with a 16 horse briggs. (By the way, are the 912 ans 916 essentially close enough that if I drop a 16 in the 912 that I can call it a 916 for purposes of asking questions?) I want to run one as a "summer" tractor and the other as a "winter" tractor. I can't imagine it is the case, but would you recommend one tractor over the other for either a "summer" or "winter" duties? Should the one with less hours be used in the summer? Also, I have one set of AG tires. I was thinking of putting them on the summer tractor for 'tilling purposes but do not want to tear up the lawn. Or am I better of putting them on the winter rig? The current chains on my stock tires have never had a problem in the snow yet. Also, is there any way to mount a tiller on the front of a tractor and run it off the front PTO? Actually, I really need a third tractor and I might never need to swap attachments. One for tilling, rolling, aerating. One for plowing, and one for mowing/vaccuuming. But I better wait a while before I run that one by my wife! :)

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RayS
The 912 and 916 frames are the same. Why would you want to put the tiller on the front of the tractor? There is a set of idler pulleys on ebay for the tiller or at least there was yesterday.

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I forgot. Does either tractor have a mechanical lift? And if one does, that would be my all year tractor. As far as AG tires for mowing grass, nay, nay. Go with turf tires. You could be leaving marks on the grass after cutting with AG's. That my 2 cents.

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Actually, I really need a third tractor and I might never need to swap attachments. One for tilling, rolling, aerating. One for plowing, and one for mowing/vaccuuming.
Now you're getting the idea!!

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