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post #1 of 52 Old 02-15-2017, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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Hi

So I am purchasing a JD x758. I have a home and business a few miles apart and I will need to move the x758 to/from both places, fairly often.

I dont have a landscape business, so I am wondering what is the easiest, least hassle way to move the x758? I will also need to move it with a snow thrower or implements.

Right now I am considering also purchasing a large SUV or F150 truck. If I end up needing a trailer and thats what you guys recommend I will probably get an SUV, if however there is some way you can drive and fit the x758 into the pick up truck box, and it fits, then obviously I might get the F150 truck, to avoid having to buy, store, and drive a trailer.

Any ideas?????
I looked up the F150 box width and it is 50.6" between the wheel arches, and the x758 is 54" wide, so unless theres a ramp that sits above the wheel arches, what else can you think of?

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If I do go with a trailer I would want a covered trailer to act as a shed almost to store the garden tractor and implements in.
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Don't consider loading in a pickup if you need to do it very often. Too dangerous! Get a trailer.

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Don't consider loading in a pickup if you need to do it very often. Too dangerous! Get a trailer.

Thanks. Yes I would agree, but I also see there are manufacturers making fold in ramps that slide in and out from the rear box to the ground.

I would totally agree though, home made ramps and people driving them up is just too dangerous.
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if you get a trailer dont under buy like this guy did

i saw a harbor freight 4x8 trailer and 8 inch rims with an x738,47 blower cab.wheel weights and a full rack of weight on the ars end. and to top it off it was pulled by a minivan. I feel so bad for what i know what is going to happen, although he was going 25mph across town and not on the highway.

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Get both! 16x8 enclosed with a good down rear door works well for transport and as a shed.
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Get both! 16x8 enclosed with a good down rear door works well for transport and as a shed.
I do like the sounds of this, considering a shed will require planning permission, whereas a trailer.....WONT....LOL
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I think a trailer is the best idea thats how we move our tractors too and from shows and events and other things.

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Drawbacks to the trailer as a shed idea is if it gets stolen you loose your X758 and everything else in it.
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Drawbacks to the trailer as a shed idea is if it gets stolen you loose your X758 and everything else in it.
Yep, was just thinking this also.
One idea though I had, and I live in an extremely safe neighborhood (can still happen) is put a bollard in place in front of it to block it being removed, and i can have cameras on the locked shed/trailer
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You will discover all manner of additional uses for the trailer. I own a medium sized utility trailer that works for transport of my x728 and also as a pull behind for moving things like mulch, leaves, brush, . . . behind the x728. Another word of caution, make sure you get a trailer wide enough to load with the deck on your tractor. The width of the tractor is pretty immaterial when it comes time to load you will find the mower deck sticks out both sides of the tractor track width.

My trailer is not enclosed, and I occasionally wish it were, but more times than not the open trailer is handier for loading with mulch, for hauling things taller than the enclosed trailer, and for wind resistance while on the road.

Now, for the best solution, find a friend or neighbor who owns a trailer, open or closed, then buy the other and make a deal with the neighbor to swap as requirements dictate.

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I use a 6' x 12' trailer that is rated at 3,000 lbs. dimensionally that would be a minimum size.
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Make sure you have the space to park a trailer. Some neighborhoods do not allow trailers to be parked in driveways unless behind the house.

The most secure would be to build a shed to park the tractor and trailer in. There is really no advantage to pulling around attachments you do not need in an enclosed trailer every time you want to transport the tractor.
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I use an enclosed trailer.

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There is no way an x758 is going to fit in a pickup box, barring the slight possibility of that working when zero implements are attached. Definitely not with a mower mounted. Just get a trailer. Lots of 6x10 or 6x12 utility trailers out there. Steel is cheaper, aluminum will last longer if you have to trailer in winter with wet, salty roads.

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