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Old 03-26-2011, 04:38 PM   post #1 of 34
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Some of you may have read the post where I am trying to upgrade my Snapper NXT to a K66. After some thought I decided to check the local classified ads and see whats for sale and I ran across this beast.

Are there any known issues with this machine? Do you think this is a fair price?

I only have 1.5 acres and I know this is over kill, but my moto is "Anything worth doing is worth overdoing" I really want to buy a tractor that I can keep for 20 years....is this the machine? IMHO the Snapper is a great machine, but it isnt going to last 20 years. I dont want to have to buy 3-4 mid grade mowers when I can just spend the coin the first time and get it right.

Thanks in advance.

Tractor has about 245 hours. Very clean garage keep. Tractor has front hood guard and front and back hitch. 25 hp Kawasaki V- Twin liquid cooled gas motor. 54 in deck, power steering. Only used in my yard. Serviced every 50 hours.

$6200.00
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:44 PM   post #2 of 34
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http://www.machinefinder.com/ww/en-US/mf/search
I would say go for it and offer a little less. The only issues I had with the X585 was in the winter time when pushing snow the EFI light would start flashing. This is a known issue with this model and if it's running OK don't worry about it. I really like the one I had. This will last you at least 20 years if properly maintained. slkpk
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:46 PM   post #3 of 34
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its essentially an x720 if you're looking for something to compare it to. with that low of hours, the price seems pretty good. could probably talk him down to an even 6k.
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:48 PM   post #4 of 34
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I would say go for it and offer a little less. The only issues I had with the X585 was in the winter time when pushing snow the EFI light would start flashing. This is a known issue with this model and if it's running OK don't worry about it. I really like the one I had. This will last you at least 20 years if properly maintained. slkpk
Thanks for the link, very helpful. I cant get over how expensive the X series line is, but I guess you get what you pay for
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its essentially an x720 if you're looking for something to compare it to. with that low of hours, the price seems pretty good. could probably talk him down to an even 6k.
Thanks...What if any are the major differences between the two?
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:20 PM   post #6 of 34
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Thanks...What if any are the major differences between the two?
Two horsepower and the ability to mount a 7 iron deck. I plowed snow this winter and had no issues with the EFI light.
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:36 PM   post #7 of 34
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Thanks...What if any are the major differences between the two?
Take a look at the attachment from this post http://www.mytractorforum.com/showpo...9&postcount=50

It has some info on the X700 series and the earlier X400 (2WD) / X500 (4WD) tractors.

Good luck and let us know how you make out or if you have more questions.
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:58 PM   post #8 of 34
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Thanks for all the help guys .I have sent him a email. I really think this is gonna be a great machine! I am sure I will be full of questions, and as a member, then moderator, and current Administrator or a muscle car forum I must say that this place is top notch! Thanks for all the great work the staff and members do around here.
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:11 PM   post #9 of 34
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Overkill NO, I actually only own 1 acre, however I take care of another 2 to 5 acres depending upon the time of the year.

After being around all sizes of tractors my whole life if someone can't get along with an X=MightyMouse series on less then 2 acres something is wrong. There seems to be no end to the capabilities.. I use mine from everything like snow removal to wood hauling, mowing, grading dirt and gravel and about anything else I can think of that it's useful for.

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Old 03-26-2011, 08:31 PM   post #10 of 34
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:47 PM   post #11 of 34
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Well nothing as of yet.

I am having trouble understanding Deeres model lineup. Unless I am not understanding something correctly the X485 is superior in just about every way to the X500. I was under the impression the bigger the number the better the tractor "Maybe I should say better...more capable tractor.
The 485 has Power steering and a liquid cooled fuel injected engine

The 500 has a air cooled engine and manual steering


JOHN DEERE X485

* 25 hp, V-twin, liquid-cooled, 2-cylinder gasoline engine

* Large, 6.5 U.S. gallon fuel tank provide extended operation between refills

* 48-, 54- or 62-inch convertible mower decks are available

* Electronic fuel injection offers immediate starting without warm-up, greater horsepower and torque responsiveness and precise fuel delivery

* Twin Touch™ two-pedal speed and direction control

* Rugged, heavy-duty, commercial hydrostatic transmission provides infinite control of ground speed; up to 8.5 mph forward and 5 mph reverse

* Standard power steering and cruise control provide effortless automotive-like control for reduced operator fatigue, increased maneuverability and productivity

* Full-length, robotically-welded steel frame for strength and long life; front Quik-Tatch weight bracket designed into the frame

* Fully-adjustable, professional, high-back seat with deluxe suspension provides lumbar support and an excellent ride

* Standard toolbox and cupholder keep tools and beverages within reach

* Handy 12-volt outlet powers cell phone, CD player or sprayer

* Large, automotive-type headlights (halogen,) taillights and back-up lights provide unsurpassed nighttime illumination

* Standard six-position tilt steering wheel enhances operator comfort

* Foot-operated differential lock supplies positive power to both drive wheels for increased traction

* Standard two-function hydraulic control system allows effortless equipment control


JOHN DEERE X500

* Versatility and premium features for great performance with larger equipment... more
* Modern styling is eye-appealing and functional... more
* Engine is smooth-running and reliable V-twin air-cooled design... more
* Fuel tank has a large, 4.5-gallon capacity... more
* Hydrostatic transaxle has traction assist... more
* Twin Touch™ foot control is easy to use and has cruise control... more
* Steering is low-effort sector and pinion system... more
* Front axle and wheel spindles are heavy duty... more
* Frame is formed from heavy-duty steel and welded for reliability... more
* CargO Mount™ system is heavy duty for easy installation of a variety of equipment... more
* Two headlights give excellent visibility... more
* Operator station is comfortable and convenient ... more
* Controls are easy to find and convenient to use... more
* Exact Adjust ports and on-board deck-leveling gauge make precise deck adjustments easy... more
* Reverse Implement Option (RIO) allows mowing while backing up if deemed necessary... more
* Electric power take-off (PTO) clutch is easy and convenient to use... more
* 48-in. Edge™ Xtra deck cuts clean... more
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:06 PM   post #12 of 34
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The X720 replaced the X485. They are the same tractors. Compare the X500 to the X720 and you will see that the X720 is superior in every way. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:12 PM   post #13 of 34
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JD changed their naming convention with the newest X series. The new series line up is X3xx, X5xx, and x7xx. You have to be a little familiar with JD's naming convention in order compare generations with each other. You are probably better off just looking at the capability/options between the tractors as well figuring out what you want to do with the tractor.

The one your are looking at is comparable to something in the X7xx lineup if are going to compare options etc. The X5xx, while a great tractor is a level below the X7xx if you compare them. They are good tractors but are not the same as the X485 you are looking at. While I am not very familiar with the newer tractors, the one you are looking at is a nice tractor.
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:35 PM   post #14 of 34
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I own the X475, same tractor, just carbed instead of injected. The attachments available are nearly endless. This is a great mowing machine with nearly limitless capabilities with the right attachments. Go for it. It's hard to find one with the history of the one you're looking at. It looks like the advertisement is accurate. Should be as good as a new one and a heck of a lot cheaper. Thye current model X720 is nearly identical and you would gain only the warranty by paying several grand more for a new one.

Jump on it. You'll be glad you did.
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Old 03-27-2011, 06:21 PM   post #15 of 34
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I have owned a X485 for almost 8 years it a regular Horicon(Swiss) Army Knife for me.

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