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Buying a chore tractor . . .is 150 hp. too large

My old chore tractor (inherited from Dad) is underpowered and its hydraulics stink. So I'm searching for a more powerful chore tractor to run a 12-inch diameter auger or 15-foot batwing mower or pull 800 bu. grain wagons. The thing is, the price of a 100 hp. used tractor is about the same as a 150 hp. tractor . . .or pretty darn close. So am I nuts for just going ahead and buying a 150 hp. tractor for choring? Besides the higher horsepower tractors from the 1980s (about the age I'm looking at) have cabs which comes in handy when using the tractor to clear snow. Any thoughts would be appreciated?