Well, looked into the Zane write-up. I also see there are several on the market. Some with free DIY plans, awards given for safety on the farm design and all reaching the same goal it seems. Zane's seems to be a good way to go. For what he's asking, it "could possibly" buy a few more years for this N & me to continue to be buddies. IF I happen across a front mount blade set-up, that might be the icing on the cake since that's what I was accustomed to for many past years.
Thanks everyone for your input.