I keep hearing the financing deals on the radio and its got me looking at tractors again. I'm looking at the smaller side. 25 hp or so. I mainly want a 60 inch mower deck since the main use will be grass cutting. I also want the loader. Now I do believe the sub compact comes with a 4 foot bucket and the compact is a 5 foot bucket. I also would like to drag trees or partial trees out of the woods with it. I had an old ford and that was to large for yard work. I'm not sure how manly I would feel on a sub compact. So is a sub compact tractor the same performance in a lawn tractor frame or just the little brother of the compact? The price is pretty close for both. The soonest I would be buying is fall time. I have a 5 acre wooded lot with about 3 acres of cutting.