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post #1 of 12 Old 09-18-2019, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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Snow Blower Options for 2011 X530

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I'm a newbie here. So, I just purchased a 2011 X530 lawn tractor. I want to install a snow blower and possibly a cab on it. I was looking at a 44” snow blowers, but the dealer told me that I can only install a 47” snow blower on it. It looks like guys here have 44” snow blowers on the X530s. Any thoughts why the dealer would only give me the 47” option? Does anyone have model/serial numbers for the 44” snowblowers that they have installed? Does possibly something special need to be done to install the 44” on an X530?
The 44" snow blower that I am looking at was purchased new in 2015. Would that affect anything, considering my tractor is a 2011?

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Re: Snow Blower Options for 2011 X530

https://www.mytractorforum.com/215-j...-tractors.html

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Re: Snow Blower Options for 2011 X530

Thanks Ryan1. I read that thread about 3 times today.
It tells me that it should be possible. However, I am hoping to find specifics as to if a 2015 44" snow blower will fit my 2011 X530, and what I may need to do to get it to work.
Has anything changed from 2011 to 2015 on the snow blowers?
What do I need to make sure to get off of the X320? What do I need to remove/add to get the 44" blower to fit my X530? etc.

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2011 John Deere X530 with 48 inch deck
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48 inch John Deere snow blade, 4 suitcase weights, chains & JD plastic wheel weights
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Check out this link for install manual of the 44 snowblower.




2011 John Deere X530 with 48 inch deck
44 inch snowblower, chains, 4 suitcase weights, JD plastic wheel weights
OTC Cab and winter grill cover
2002 John Deere GX345 with 48 inch deck
48 inch John Deere snow blade, 4 suitcase weights, chains & JD plastic wheel weights
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Re: Snow Blower Options for 2011 X530

If the snowblower is fairly close to you why don't you take your x530 with and makes sure it fits? On mine 2011 x530 there is just one pin that holds the blower on and one arm on the side to lift it. If the price difference is not much between the 44" and 47" I would go with the 47" as it gives you a little more clearance when blowing snow for the tires, especially if you have a driveway that you need to turn when blowing.

As far as a cab goes I have an OTC cab for mine. I like it but i'm sure not as quiet as a hard side cab and a little flimsy but not bad. If you get one of these I would highly recommend the upgrade to the hard windshield.

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Thanks PEIDeerefan. I will download and print out the pages showing the parts that I will need from the 44" blower.
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Re: Snow Blower Options for 2011 X530

Thanks Kudo63. If the blower was closer, I would take the tractor with. However, it's a couple hours away, and now, it may actually be sold. So, I have time to figure this out yet.
I may call the dealer and tell him that I have a 2011 x320, and see what the price would be for a new 44" blower for an X320. It's $1,800 for the new 47". I'm mostly concerned with the weight and size difference between the two; maneuverability. I never thought about the tire clearance of the snow path, but it doesn't sound like much of a problem with the 44s.

Thanks for the info on the cab. For $500, I can get a fabric cloth from JD. I would prefer a hard side and windshield though. Just not sure how much I want to spend for a cab either...
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Thanks Kudo63. If the blower was closer, I would take the tractor with. However, it's a couple hours away, and now, it may actually be sold. So, I have time to figure this out yet.
I may call the dealer and tell him that I have a 2011 x320, and see what the price would be for a new 44" blower for an X320. It's $1,800 for the new 47". I'm mostly concerned with the weight and size difference between the two; maneuverability. I never thought about the tire clearance of the snow path, but it doesn't sound like much of a problem with the 44s.
There is only a $200 difference between the 44" and the 47" according to the dealer I just bought from and https://www.greenpartstore.com/John-...-SKU23045.html which I use just as comparisons. (Interesting that it lists the 44" as compatible with the x500 and x520 I don't get why JD is limiting the 44" on the series if it actually fits.) He accidentally quoted me on the 44" at around $1400, but that was with a tractor. I am not sure if that made a difference or not.
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Soft cabs are okay. I’ve had them on the X360 that went to my SIL/daughter and on my current X738. The one on the X738 is flat all the way across the front where the X360 wasn’t. The X360 was taller than the one for the X738. Go figure. The one on the X360 was close to not going through a 7’ garage door. Both were easy to put on or take off. You can add work lights to either. The manufacturer may have changed the X3xx cab to be like the X7xx based on some pictures I’ve seen. I’m not sure if the cab for the X5xx is the same as the X3xx, but it won’t be much different.

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Re: Snow Blower Options for 2011 X530

You should also consider the Bercomac NorthEast model 44. It'll have an electric winch and you can get electric chute rotation and deflector.
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Re: Snow Blower Options for 2011 X530

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I'm mostly concerned with the weight and size difference between the two; maneuverability.
Try to locate the specs of the two as you may find the newer blowers do not vary all that much between sizes.

For instance, the newer decks (48 vs 54) do not appreciably vary in weight compared to the difference between the Edge decks. In contrast, my 54C was significantly more cumbersome than my 48C.

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