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post #1 of 20 Old 11-04-2019, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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I think this spring may look to get a smaller Deere for a dedicated mower. I'm getting a lot of hours on my X729 and it's leaving depressions in my yard where I have to mow the same way every time. It weighs 1200 lbs with the deck.
I think I would like to keep it for loader work and plowing snow and any heavy pulling I need to do.
So I guess it's as good a time as any to start my research on what to buy

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post #2 of 20 Old 11-04-2019, 03:54 AM
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Re: New Deere

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I think this spring may look to get a smaller Deere for a dedicated mower. I'm getting a lot of hours on my X729 and it's leaving depressions in my yard where I have to mow the same way every time. It weighs 1200 lbs with the deck.
I think I would like to keep it for loader work and plowing snow and any heavy pulling I need to do.
So I guess it's as good a time as any to start my research on what to buy
do include a zero turn mower.. our neighbor has one & he mows 7 acres twice a week..


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or get some exercise with a large walkbehind mower (ie, 50+" hydro walkbehind mower)...it also further reduces the weight of the mower by a couple hundred pounds by not having to carry someone around...
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post #5 of 20 Old 11-04-2019, 08:13 AM
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Re: New Deere

I've noticed the same thing. The X300 will float over things I cant even walk over when its wet and I dont mow unless its perfectly dry with the X595. How much are you mowing and what kind of terrain? I'm interested to see how your research plays out.

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I've noticed the same thing. The X300 will float over things I cant even walk over when its wet and I dont mow unless its perfectly dry with the X595. How much are you mowing and what kind of terrain? I'm interested to see how your research plays out.
I mow just over an acre. Its not real hilly but it's not flat eithet. If i waited till it was completely dry I wouldn't have mowed this fall or picked up leaves. We had an extremely wet dpring also so this year it's been hard on the lawn.a set of turf tired might help, not sure.

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do include a zero turn mower.. our neighbor has one & he mows 7 acres twice a week..
I had a zero turn for awhile when I first moved in here. I liked iit when i was working because i could get it done fast. The older i got the more i needed something thst could do more than mow. Plis it was hard on my neck. I've had cervical spine surgery. I had to start going a lot slower on it.

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or get some exercise with a large walkbehind mower (ie, 50+" hydro walkbehind mower)...it also further reduces the weight of the mower by a couple hundred pounds by not having to carry someone around...
I have to mow a little with a walk behind now because the tractor won't fit. I've cut back on as much of that as I can. I turned 70 this past summer and can't keep that up like I used to.

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How many hours do you have?

Close to 950 hours. I know it's got a lot more in it if I continue to do the regular maintenance. Those have been some rough hours with a lot of loader work.


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I mow just over an acre. Its not real hilly but it's not flat eithet. If i waited till it was completely dry I wouldn't have mowed this fall or picked up leaves. We had an extremely wet dpring also so this year it's been hard on the lawn.a set of turf tired might help, not sure.
I have the aggressive carlisle turfs on my JD F1145 (also AWD but a little heavier than a SGT) and they suck in anything wet. They pack up and if you dont back off quickly you are up to your axles/deck. The X300 will float over much wetter than that leaving far less trace than you would in boots behind a push mower. If only it had a 5' deck, could push snow and handle the vertical on my property it would be perfect.

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I have the aggressive carlisle turfs on my JD F1145 (also AWD but a little heavier than a SGT) and they suck in anything wet. They pack up and if you dont back off quickly you are up to your axles/deck. The X300 will float over much wetter than that leaving far less trace than you would in boots behind a push mower. If only it had a 5' deck, could push snow and handle the vertical on my property it would be perfect.
That's good to know about the turfs. I would consider a used GT that would meet my needs. I want hydro and not manual trans to mow with. If i csme across a good desl on a ussd zero turn i souldnt be opposed to it. Just need to not go as fast and beat myself up with it. They can be hard on turf slso if you're not careful.
I have clay here and when it stays wet in the spring and fall I dread having to get out on the yard. I vacuumed leaves Saturday and I can still see everywhere I've been in the yard. I always roll inn the spring before it dries out too much. None of this yard work is as much fun as it used to be.

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Added 2 cents.
I think my x500 comes in around 780 pounds with the deck on. Adding me at close to 200 gets us close to 1,000 pounds on HDAP tires.

Spring, and again this past 2 weeks, I'm pulling mud up and leaving some compaction tracks. It's just too darned wet. I'd guess that anything light, with wide tires might help get across the soft spots with minimal compaction/tracking. But "light" might mean less robust trans, so be careful. Not a big fan of turf tires as they seem to just "slick up" in mud, requiring a tow strap or winch.

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Larry--I understand making adaptions as you get older--yard work is great out doors activity--but ONLY so much in a day's time. By tyhe next day--all the leaves are back--if it doesn't rain or snow......Got up leaves here oday--4 hours labor of love (I guess)

Around here--the winter weather is already hanging around...Down in high 30's most mornings...got warm on us this afternoon--I was sweating with a long sleeve shirt on...

It be=hoves me , at this point how much longer I really want to take care of a big yard........
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Re: New Deere

X380 or X390 are top of the line lawn tractors- weigh about half your x729-- the 390 has power steering both have K58 tranny and 22hp Kawi engines. Either tractor will handle 1 acre no problem

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Here is a nice GX335 that should mow nice.

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/...998238302.html

Price is a little high, I would start lower and see where it gets you. It has very low hours though.

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X380 or X390 are top of the line lawn tractors- weigh about half your x729-- the 390 has power steering both have K58 tranny and 22hp Kawi engines. Either tractor will handle 1 acre no problem
Thanks for the info

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Here is a nice GX335 that should mow nice.

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/...998238302.html

Price is a little high, I would start lower and see where it gets you. It has very low hours though.
Appreciate the lead

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