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post #14 of Old 08-15-2019, 06:47 AM
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Re: JD or Husqvarna

Donít let anyone fool you- most of the time when you buy 20/30 year old tractor you are going to spend a lot of time wrenching on it. To some of the guys on this forum itís no big deal, they have the time and the skill to rebuild anything. But donít expect to buy a heavily used 20/30 year old tractor and not have to spend considerable time on it. Reliability also becomes an issue with high hour, 30 year old tractor

I think you will need to buy an electric sleeve hitch for the X570- youíll need some weights. Easy to get into bracket creep, but I would seriously look at X580 (with hydraulics) and power steering for your intended use. The JD ( any of the 500 series) is light years better than Husky- besides weak frame ( not good if you intend to plow) they have steering issues and only have k66 tranny, while the JD 500s series have K72= 40% more torque to rear wheels

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