I'm so confused!! Let me tell you all what we want to do, and hopefully you all will be able to set me straight. We want to buy something to mow about 2 acres a week, till our 50' x 100' garden and help with the ruts in our 100' driveway. We don't want new and pretty. We want to spend less than $1000. Do we need something with a rear PTO to drive a tiller? Can a pull behind tiller do the job? Do any of the older model garden tractors, like Suburbans, Simplicity have rear PTO or did they just use pull behind. We have a pull behind cultivator that we hooked up to our riding lawn mower, and it just didn't seem to tear up the garden plot the way we hoped even with my husband standing on it. Do we need a 3 point hitch? How much horse power should I be looking at? I know $1000 is not much, but there are a lot to choose from in our local trader paper if I just knew what I needed. There are Cub Cadets, Craftsman garden tractors, Farmall Cubs, Simplicity, Suburban, Wheel Horse. I just need to know what I need. I've done research, but can't seem to find the right answers. Please help. I don't want to spend the money only to find out I didn't buy the right machine for the job. Thanks.