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post #61 of 182 Old 04-07-2019, 11:30 PM
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There are a number of us XT3 owners here, I've got a GSX, myself. If you can swing the extra money go with the XT3, you'll never never regret it.
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There are a number of us XT3 owners here, I've got a GSX, myself. If you can swing the extra money go with the XT3, you'll never never regret it.
I mowed for the first time this season today. I pulled my cart some with the XT3 over the winter but mostly used my 3240.

I had forgotten how nice the XT3 is to drive. That power steering feels perfect to me. The weight of the tractor makes it feel solid and planted to the ground. Rando, these things weigh 1000lbs with the deck on.
I love my XT3. Save for the lack of hydraulic auxillary circuits MTD really got this right.

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how wide is the rear? Just saying how wide do attachments have to be to take out the tire marks? Probably not any attachments that wide. Do you have these two tractors for any specific work? What is the toughest work you do with them?
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how wide is the rear? Just saying how wide do attachments have to be to take out the tire marks? Probably not any attachments that wide. Do you have these two tractors for any specific work? What is the toughest work you do with them?
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I bought my XT3 to mow with and blade my driveway but didnt want to beat it to death so I picked up a 3240 for mule work.

I use the 3240 to blade, plow, and dig and will put a front loader or slip shovel on it soon. It will be like a SCUT when I'm done.

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How long do you think my Little Troy Bilt will last using it a lot? Someone should take bets.
One of My old Neighbors Bought Probably the smallest Troy-Bilt Lawn tractor Made and sold at Lowe's In 2002 They sold it to another Neighbor In 2012 Last time I was Back near My Old House Last Fall saw that Lawn tractor still running . It had a CVT transmission. If You maintain these Cheaper Lawn tractor They will last a Long time . The first owner actually didn't Maintain it well Until He Became My Neighbor Because I ended Up doing all the Maintenance On it Because he was so cheap He wouldn't even Buy the OEM Mowing Blades he would buy a blade at a Garage sale and Make it work The Guy Made a 6 figure salary as a Food engineer for Sara Lee But Boy was he cheap On maintaining outdoor Power equipment Including his Cars and Camper. I don't Know How he managed to keep anything running

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how wide is the rear? Just saying how wide do attachments have to be to take out the tire marks? Probably not any attachments that wide. Do you have these two tractors for any specific work? What is the toughest work you do with them?
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Most of the sleeve Hitch Implement sizes are fine for Grading a Gravel driveway on a XT3 series.

He Probably doesn't Need any Implement wider than 48inches On His 3000 series if that

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3240 rear tire width is 40" outside to outside. My XT3 was backed in and I couldnt get at it easily but I think its probably the same

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This is going to be interesting. We have a 1952 JD 50 tractor that does the disking up until planting. Then will maintain with a tow behind tiller, with it's own engine. Then a 39" ish disk and a couple field cultivator type things 36" and 48". I have a home made scraper made from two 2ft barn scrapers, for manure cleaning, from WalMart. $23 each. Also a 5.5 ft drag from Rural King, just angle iron, for the lane as well as the little scraper for the lane moving gravel around. Have a little wagon. Never haul more than a couple hundred LBS. This is the toughest work that will be down. That's why I'm trying to figure or justify anything over a K58. Grow crops on 1.5 acres. It's FUN!!
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He was cheap. That's interesting. They told me most likely the limiting factor would be the belt. It would wear or slipe lots before tearing up anything in the tranny. H'mmm I thought. There are lots of people using these cheap mowers doing lots of stuff with them that have no idea what is going on. Always going to have about 20% with bad stories on every mower. I know though in the long run the JD's havre the least complaints per what I've read. But wow, you can buy two other brands for the price of one JD sometimes. It's just to bad they don't make them like the old ones, with the gears.
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This is going to be interesting. We have a 1952 JD 50 tractor that does the disking up until planting. Then will maintain with a tow behind tiller, with it's own engine. Then a 39" ish disk and a couple field cultivator type things 36" and 48". I have a home made scraper made from two 2ft barn scrapers, for manure cleaning, from WalMart. $23 each. Also a 5.5 ft drag from Rural King, just angle iron, for the lane as well as the little scraper for the lane moving gravel around. Have a little wagon. Never haul more than a couple hundred LBS. This is the toughest work that will be down. That's why I'm trying to figure or justify anything over a K58. Grow crops on 1.5 acres. It's FUN!!
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All the stuff You mentioned if Not using the JD 50 for it You need something beyond a K58 except for the tow Behind tiller. The Only reason Cub is using the K58 is to keep the cost down. Because Most People don't do a lot of real Gardening with a Garden Tractor anymore they do snow removal and Mowing so MTD figure's they Can get away with a Lawn tractor transmission in them and the People that actually need a good ground engaging transmission are Up the creek with out a paddle if they go with a Price Point Garden tractor at the Very Minimum The XT2 GX54 D is what You need at least then You will Have additional Traction if Need for Your stall cleaning activities.

If Husqvarna didn't use such a weak frame In there Garden tractors Currently I would suggest going with One of them Because they either use a K66 or a Hydro-Gear G730 In there Garden tractors.

Cub use to use a Hydro-Gear G730 In there Belt driven Garden tractors But since the XT1 and XT2 Garden tractors Came out They Just decided to Go cheaper to Keep the cost close to there Old Price's On the Previous generation of of GTX & GT1500 Garden tractors The Hydro- Gear G730 and the K66 are about the same except the K66 can have a diff/lock as a Option can also run external Hydraulics as a Option

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Ok. This is why I'm asking these question.
How do you know so much about this stuff or what can be done with the tranny sizes like the K58 and K62? Did you tear up some of these tranny's in the past?
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Ok. This is why I'm asking these question.
How do you know so much about this stuff or what can be done with the tranny sizes like the K58 and K62? Did you tear up some of these tranny's in the past?
My Younger Brother is a service Manager for a High Volume John Deere dealer But besides Deere they service all Brands & Models. The Have Have seen People tear Up the K58's On X300 series tractors Because they were using them Like a Garden tractor Running a aftermarket sleeve Hitch with a 10inch Plow or Trying to Pull to Heavy of a Load Up Hill or dragging tree's ect. It drives Him Nuts that MTD would even consider Putting a K58 In what they Call a Garden tractor Because the rest of the Tractor is Made very well But the K58 will be it Achilles heal.

He Put it this way If You want to replace Your Garden tractor every 3 to 4 years Go with a Garden tractor that has a K58. But if You want a Long Haul Garden tractor from Cub Cadet Get a XT3 GS at Minimum. The K62 in his Opinion should Last a Good 10 years or More if You service it. The reason He suggest the GS because it Has a serviceable transmission with the XT2 You need to remove the fender deck to service it But It's Just a PIA to service it. Cub treats the K62 as a sealed Transmission even though it really is a serviceable transmission

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Now those are some good answers. Right from the horse's mouth!!
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There are two tractor groups to pick from. The XT3's or the JD 700 series for going with if a new one. I think I said that a few messages back but hadn't convinced myself until now.
I think I'm finished now.
Thanks everyone for the help!
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On another Note. The Rude Cub Cadet Dealer is Out of Business and In trouble with technically stolen Property Because they Had repair Machines In there Bays and Didn't return them to customers when they closed Up shop
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