Theres just so much HYPE and BS and half truths nowadays and so many (supposedly???)different ways to "advertise" HP its hard to keep up lol. My 1938 John Deere B was "advertised and sold" in 1938 as like 12 HP while my lawn mower is "advertised and sold" as having 25 HP.
Sooooooooo weigh down and tire up and gear the mower as you like, (heck pull out the JD engine and stick the 25 HP lawn engine in its place if you will) just wonder if it will pull a 12 or 14 inch plow 8 inches deep in hard clay?????? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm