Re: Pulling capacity for X500 john deere?
Pulling that much around a flat yard shouldn't hurt anything. I pulled a 3600 lb. rental wood chipper around my property a couple of years ago with no ill effects. I regularly pull my little cart around my yard loaded with wood, which is usually around 700 to 1000 lbs, depending on the type of wood. I've pulled my larger trailer around full of wood as well, and that's around 2000 lbs. full. Just go slow and give yourself plenty of slowing down room when coming to a stop.
Be sure to change the hydraulic fluid at 50 hours, and at least every 200 hours thereafter. I changed mine at 50, and I'm planning to change every 100 to 125 hours from now on, just to be nice to it, and because I would go for too many years if I waited for every 200 hours, probably close to 4 years a the rate I'm going. Most oils will get water in them from condensation over time, and I figure changing it at least once every 2 years will cut down on long term internal contamination and rust issues.
Sean in PA
1973 Ford 4000 3-cyl gas w/S-O-S & 60 inch Woods rotary mower
2008 John Deere X500
2015 John Deere X530
2014 Kubota BX25D w/50" snow blower
You know you might be a Nouveau Redneck if...
1. You use the cup holder on your tractor to hold your cosmopolitan instead of a beer
2. Your "Santa on a tractor" Christmas yard decoration is actually a high tech digital hologram.
3. Your deer camp cuisine is better than most 3 star restaurants.