As I currently have a great 129, have been considering picking up a 149 project as I’m interested in the hydraulic aspect. The 129 manual handle for the mower deck is no issue as once your OK with the height, you no longer need to fiddle with it. Lifting and lowering the plow and snowblower are a different and heavy issue at times. I’m guessing on a 149, the hydraulics only control the deck height. Is it possible to control the lift on the snowblower or blade? Do new connections need to be installed on the front? Do other models have this built in? Thx.