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Deere 26 broom for X749

I am considering purchasing a used Model#26 broom for my X749. This appears to be meant for the 4200-4400 scut tractors, but the PO says it works perfectly on his x748. Does anyone have any feedback, positive or negative, regarding the 26 broom. It appears to be a 60" wide broom.

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Re: Deere 26 broom for X749

Did somebody put the correct X series adapter plate and pto shaft on it or is it just some backwoods engineering to make it fit? Pics?

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Re: Deere 26 broom for X749

Not sure DP. Here are the crummy pics he has posted. What do you make of them? It sure looks like a heavy duty broom.
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Re: Deere 26 broom for X749

Just based on those bad pics, it looks like somebody used the proper parts to put it on an X. It looks like a nice unit, has the bonus deflector, and should work just fine on your X.

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Re: Deere 26 broom for X749

Thanks a bunch DP. Now I just need your help convincing my wife it's a "necessary" purchase. Haha

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Re: Deere 26 broom for X749

It doesn't look all that different that the 60hd

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Re: Deere 26 broom for X749

BTW, that deflector is like a 400 dollar option

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Re: Deere 26 broom for X749

I have a 51 Broom. To be honest, I don't utilize it very often. I have a fairly large area concrete driveway, so the broom can only move the snow so far and it starts back dropping behind the broom. So I'm typically limited to less than an inch of the fluffy snow. You have to be careful coming up to a snow bank with it, as if you get into it at all, you'll snap a sheer bolt on at lest one section.

It is kind of a hassle pulling the snow thrower off and putting the broom on or vice-versa. The worst part is unbolting the chute deflector cable from the snow thrower, although.

I have one of those Stihl chest pack leaf blowers that I typically utilize when we have less than an inch of the fluffy snow. It gets the drive and sidewalks whistle clean---provided I get to them before someone drives over the snow. I utilize it far more for blowing snow than leaves.

Driven over snow is probably where the broom shines, as it will cut through freshly packed snow fairly well.

I obtained my broom at a bargain price, though I did have to drive 3 hours each way. Even at the bargain price, if I had to do it over again, I wouldn't purchase it.

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My main reason for wanting to purchase the broom is for flood cleanup. I am building a cabin in a flood plain. The cabin is lifted 8' off the ground and there is a 2000 sq ft concrete floor under it and also side walks, driveway, and patio. It is likely this will flood 1 per year bringing in unwanted sediment. I'm thinking a broom might be the best way to deal with this. I have a gx345 for snow blowing so the x749 could wear the broom in the winter. Sometimes use the loader/snow pusher, but the new neighbor complains about the location of the snow piles left behind.
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The broom would do great at that. I had a 51 broom and although I never used it, when it was sitting next to the 60hd, it was easy to see which one would do a better job. The larger diameter bristles makes all the difference from what I understand. Diesel powered can verify that, he seems to be the resident broom man. The one your looking at also has the larger bristles

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Re: Deere 26 broom for X749

Thanks for the feedback Nick. I know next to nothing about brooms, so I appreciate any advice.

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Thanks for the feedback Nick. I know next to nothing about brooms, so I appreciate any advice.
To show you what they'll do...

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Re: Deere 26 broom for X749

Notice how wet and muddy that broken up area is. It pulled it all right out! I was wishing I had the deflector that day...

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Re: Deere 26 broom for X749

I like it!!! Do you use weight on the rear?

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Re: Deere 26 broom for X749

I have, but it doesn't seem to need it really. Tires are loaded in that pic

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