I use a Ford 8n variant with a front end loader. I have a 6' brush hog for it I use for mowing. I use an antique mechanical push mower for around the house, it always starts
The chickens keep the yard at a reasonable level. I had so many "garden" tractors I bought and sold that I lost count, they all were repair projects waiting to happen. The only one I have left is a Toro 8-32 rear engine rider. My dad bought it new in '87 and I remember when he got it, he gave it to me so I can't junk it. Ford 8n's are common, expect to pay $2000 for a good one. More common around here are McCormick/Farmall W4's and Farmall H's. Almost none of them have 3 point hitches so they are used for snowplowing mainly. My neighbor has an International 240 I like that tractor better than mine.
What is a "variant"? I have seen Fergusen tractors that look very much like 8N's, is it one of those?
$2000 is a reasonable price for a good 8N, but I've seen asking prices much higher that that. I understand about the 8-32. I have the first mower my father bought for my mom and dad's new house, it's a Dunlap reel mower with a Briggs engine on it, I had it running up until a few years ago, I used it a lot when I was a teenager. I guess it dates from the early 1950's.
Regarding the push mower, I have a Craftsman, again from my dad, about as old as the Dunlap. Mine always starts too! FYI-Sears and some other stores still sell them.