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Not to beat this to death but John Deere on their own website calls their X300, X500, X700 tractors "Lawn Tractors and or Lawn Mowers" just thought I'd let you know about what manufacturers call the equipment.

https://www.deere.com/en/mowers/lawn...s/x700-series/

Just thought this might be of interest.
To you and Sergeant,

I know it does seem to be beating this to death, but .....

John Deere chose to identify proper class of tractor through their implements, very shrewd but honest at least.

The tractors are being "under-represented" by John Deere. That's fantastic!!!!! So instead of Miss-representing their product like Husqvarna, they under-represent it. This keeps them honest and in compliance with standards, also keeps them protected too without compromising customer service.

In fact, my local Dealer, asked why I wanted to see the X500 and X700, as in what are my needs. After demonstrating differences between them and going through prices, suggested looking at the SCUT after I communicated the X500 still seemed too light. His logic was in showing the chassis difference (being an important ingredient for actual "capability") and with the nearly same price, I could have a warranty that honors use of implements other than just a mowing deck. I like it too, someday maybe.

The point is, if I didn't have this knowledge I've promised to give, I wouldn't be able to see the value or the other owner of the proverbial check book, my Wife, in the SCUT and why. This further fortifies my resolve to point out how Husqvarna takes advantage of their main market (entry level).

The Simplicity Legacy is being classed as a Garden Tractor under representing it as a SCUT.

The Cub Cadet XT3 is a tough one for now. The XT3 has a "capable" chassis, Motor and drive shaft are sufficient for GT class but I'm unsure about the Transaxle (G7) true design capabilities. So if the G7 is a designed ground engagement transaxle along with the other package than Kudos to CUB, (MTD) for also under-representing their tractor too.

The Kubota is also under represented, excellent!

Miss representation has always been at the heart of these threads for awareness. Under represent all day long if you want, perfectly ethical, and honest because by it's very nature serves to protect and not harm.:tango_face_smile:
 

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To you and Sergeant,

I know it does seem to be beating this to death, but .....

John Deere chose to identify proper class of tractor through their implements, very shrewd but honest at least.

The tractors are being "under-represented" by John Deere. That's fantastic!!!!! So instead of Miss-representing their product like Husqvarna, they under-represent it. This keeps them honest and in compliance with standards, also keeps them protected too without compromising customer service.

In fact, my local Dealer, asked why I wanted to see the X500 and X700, as in what are my needs. After demonstrating differences between them and going through prices, suggested looking at the SCUT after I communicated the X500 still seemed too light. His logic was in showing the chassis difference (being an important ingredient for actual "capability") and with the nearly same price, I could have a warranty that honors use of implements other than just a mowing deck. I like it too, someday maybe.

The point is, if I didn't have this knowledge I've promised to give, I wouldn't be able to see the value or the other owner of the proverbial check book, my Wife, in the SCUT and why. This further fortifies my resolve to point out how Husqvarna takes advantage of their main market (entry level).

The Simplicity Legacy is being classed as a Garden Tractor under representing it as a SCUT.

The Cub Cadet XT3 is a tough one for now. The XT3 has a "capable" chassis, Motor and drive shaft are sufficient for GT class but I'm unsure about the Transaxle (G7) true design capabilities. So if the G7 is a designed ground engagement transaxle along with the other package than Kudos to CUB, (MTD) for also under-representing their tractor too.

The Kubota is also under represented, excellent!

Miss representation has always been at the heart of these threads for awareness. Under represent all day long if you want, perfectly ethical, and honest because by it's very nature serves to protect and not harm.:tango_face_smile:
XT3 doesn't use a G730 it Used a BDU 10 Hydro-Gear Pump on a Cub Cadet final drive It rates about equivalent to a Tuff-Torq K70 series

The last Cub Cadet to use a G730 Trans was the GTX1054

Current XT1 Garden tractors use a K58. For 2017 the Top of the line XT1 Garden tractor used a K62 without diff/lock and the Year Prior had Used a K62 with diff/lock Currently Only the XT2 GX 54D uses a K62 with Diff Lock. The XT2 GX50 also uses a K58. The K58 is really the Only thing wrong with the XT 1 GT50 & GT54 & the XT2 GX50 The rest of the tractor Kind Of Put the Current Husqvarna "TS" & Previous "GT" to shame as the XT1 & XT2 Garden tractors frame's are so much stronger then the Stamped TS & GT Frame and then the GX54 D also Has pedal Operated Diff Lock The K62 is Fine for some sleeve Hitch work.

Probably the Only Ground engaging the TS is Up to really is Running the Bercomac 30inch tiller and On the surface ground engaging Ie rear Blade, Rake, Box scrape and Disc's. But some have been successful with a 10inch Plow and have Had no problems with it. The TS is Just Not a Good power slip Bucket Platform. Dave in MD has been using a TS to Pull heavy tree branches with no Frame Problems But he's Not over doing it and has Learned from your Issues Maybe Husqvarna will wise Up if there are Many more Frame issues down the Line with the TS and start using a C- style frame again :thThumbsU
 

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XT3 doesn't use a G730 it Used a BDU 10 Hydro-Gear Pump on a Cub Cadet final drive It rates about equivalent to a Tuff-Torq K70 series
Thank you!

I see this hydro underrated all the time even down to a K58 by people assuming they know what it is. I have a BDU-10 XT3 and a BDU-21 3240 and use them heavily. The BDU-21 is rated stronger than the K72 hydro. My Xt3 with BDU-10 has done as much work as my BDU-21 on ground engaging tasks up to pulling my >200lb gravel drag piled up with 200+lbs of gravel like it was nothing as well as pulling my 100lb box blade with 160lbs of iron weights on it full of gravel around the 100yd driveway.

If there's a torque/capability difference (other than the BDU-10 NOT having an auxiliary hydraulic circuit) in the BDU-21 and BDU-10 when hooked to CC's cast iron diff I can't tell the difference. They feel the same to me and I haven't yet tasked either one of them with something they couldn't do--and I'm a "go or blow" dude.

Oh, I hooked my old Wheelhorse with K61 hydro to my gravel drag and it just wouldn't go. Like I was trying to pull a cruise ship. The drag laughed at it. My XT3 OWNED the drag. :tango_face_grin:
 

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XT3 doesn't use a G730 it Used a BDU 10 Hydro-Gear Pump on a Cub Cadet final drive It rates about equivalent to a Tuff-Torq K70 series

The last Cub Cadet to use a G730 Trans was the GTX1054

Current XT1 Garden tractors use a K58. For 2017 the Top of the line XT1 Garden tractor used a K62 without diff/lock and the Year Prior had Used a K62 with diff/lock Currently Only the XT2 GX 54D uses a K62 with Diff Lock. The XT2 GX50 also uses a K58. The K58 is really the Only thing wrong with the XT 1 GT50 & GT54 & the XT2 GX50 The rest of the tractor Kind Of Put the Current Husqvarna "TS" & Previous "GT" to shame as the XT1 & XT2 Garden tractors frame's are so much stronger then the Stamped TS & GT Frame and then the GX54 D also Has pedal Operated Diff Lock The K62 is Fine for some sleeve Hitch work.

Probably the Only Ground engaging the TS is Up to really is Running the Bercomac 30inch tiller and On the surface ground engaging Ie rear Blade, Rake, Box scrape and Disc's. But some have been successful with a 10inch Plow and have Had no problems with it. The TS is Just Not a Good power slip Bucket Platform. Dave in MD has been using a TS to Pull heavy tree branches with no Frame Problems But he's Not over doing it and has Learned from your Issues Maybe Husqvarna will wise Up if there are Many more Frame issues down the Line with the TS and start using a C- style frame again :thThumbsU
Sergeant, I enjoy these posts with you.

Thank you for that BDU 10, That's right, but do you have any Hydro-Gear Lit on the qualifications, that show it's designed for ground engagement, because that makes them under-represented such as John Deere, and that's responsible.

The pedal operated diff lock would be very nice. You get it. The chassis on that XT1,2, and of course the XT3 are proven stronger by design, plus Jonny Products supports this assesment too, along with a side,

I went to my Tractor Supply with calipers and measured thickness on the chassis of the XT1,2. They were thicker gauge, I read 1/8", verses the Husqvarna TS, GT at 12 Gauge.

On the TS/ GT,

With my personal opin of actual capability (I don't want anyone to mistake what I'm saying here, If you have a warranty with Husqvarna this opinion dosn't matter, for the warranty it's not capable according to Husqvarna themselves), I agree with your assessment that pulling it should be able to do. It's the front loading of that chassis that it's not designed for.

The warning to people of actual capability that is being represented by Husqvarna is, and has been my primary concern, because of the false sense of confidence Husqvarna induces with the warranty and ads, etc. But I know by now you already know my intentions.

For those still wondering.

Protect the innocent, Warn others and give enough info to be informed when you buy, what ever you choose to buy.

I write about solutions to problems I encounter with the GT also, just to share what can be done if you choose, and the results as they are, to try and give to the community an archive of how to for even the person without confidence but wonders if they can.....You Can.

Such as wiring up a Johnny bucket, always with plenty of pictures.

Converting the front wheel bushings to 1" roller bearings, and such. Not because I think everyone should, just if you wondered how. Enjoy.

I have more useful mods coming, but when I get breaks in the thunderstorms I do have work in the yard my GT and I must do!

I'm really glad to hear that Dave is benefiting from the cautions I put out, and is enjoying his machine. These types of reports give some meaning and satisfaction to the hard work I have put into this. They really are a nice looking machine.

Let's get Husqvarna to get their heads out of their 3 points of contact and deliver the real bargain it could be....It should be! .:tango_face_wink:
 

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Thank you!

I see this hydro underrated all the time even down to a K58 by people assuming they know what it is. I have a BDU-10 XT3 and a BDU-21 3240 and use them heavily. The BDU-21 is rated stronger than the K72 hydro. My Xt3 with BDU-10 has done as much work as my BDU-21 on ground engaging tasks up to pulling my >200lb gravel drag piled up with 200+lbs of gravel like it was nothing as well as pulling my 100lb box blade with 160lbs of iron weights on it full of gravel around the 100yd driveway.

If there's a torque/capability difference (other than the BDU-10 NOT having an auxiliary hydraulic circuit) in the BDU-21 and BDU-10 when hooked to CC's cast iron diff I can't tell the difference. They feel the same to me and I haven't yet tasked either one of them with something they couldn't do--and I'm a "go or blow" dude.

Oh, I hooked my old Wheelhorse with K61 hydro to my gravel drag and it just wouldn't go. Like I was trying to pull a cruise ship. The drag laughed at it. My XT3 OWNED the drag. :tango_face_grin:
The Wheel horse 266 series and the New Holland LS series were considered Yard Tractors Only rated at using a 36inch Belt driven PTO tiller for rear Mounted ground engaging and not sleeve Hitch work Because all the Tractor does is Guide & Provide power to the tiller. The tiller doesn't Put a lot of strain On the Transmission Like a sleeve Hitch Implement such as a Cultivator or 10inch Plow will do :thThumbsU
 

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The Wheel horse 266 series and the New Holland LS series were considered Yard Tractors Only rated at using a 36inch Belt driven PTO tiller for rear Mounted ground engaging and not sleeve Hitch work Because all the Tractor does is Guide & Provide power to the tiller. The tiller doesn't Put a lot of strain On the Transmission Like a sleeve Hitch Implement such as a Cultivator or 10inch Plow will do <img src="http://www.mytractorforum.com/images/smilies/thThumbsUp.gif" border="0" alt="" title="ThThumbsUp" class="inlineimg" />
That comparison was for those thinking the BDU-10 is anywhere near a K-58. My XT3 would probably be able to drag my old 700lb Wheelhorse around the yard while I was mowing lol.
 

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The Wheel horse 266 series and the New Holland LS series were considered Yard Tractors Only rated at using a 36inch Belt driven PTO tiller for rear Mounted ground engaging and not sleeve Hitch work Because all the Tractor does is Guide & Provide power to the tiller. The tiller doesn't Put a lot of strain On the Transmission Like a sleeve Hitch Implement such as a Cultivator or 10inch Plow will do :thThumbsU
It does if you put the belt on wrong (like I did on my Wheelhorse 520-H!)
 

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Sergeant, I enjoy these posts with you.

Thank you for that BDU 10, That's right, but do you have any Hydro-Gear Lit on the qualifications, that show it's designed for ground engagement, because that makes them under-represented such as John Deere, and that's responsible.

The pedal operated diff lock would be very nice. You get it. The chassis on that XT1,2, and of course the XT3 are proven stronger by design, plus Jonny Products supports this assesment too, along with a side,

I went to my Tractor Supply with calipers and measured thickness on the chassis of the XT1,2. They were thicker gauge, I read 1/8", verses the Husqvarna TS, GT at 12 Gauge.

On the TS/ GT,

With my personal opin of actual capability (I don't want anyone to mistake what I'm saying here, If you have a warranty with Husqvarna this opinion dosn't matter, for the warranty it's not capable according to Husqvarna themselves), I agree with your assessment that pulling it should be able to do. It's the front loading of that chassis that it's not designed for.

The warning to people of actual capability that is being represented by Husqvarna is, and has been my primary concern, because of the false sense of confidence Husqvarna induces with the warranty and ads, etc. But I know by now you already know my intentions.

For those still wondering.

Protect the innocent, Warn others and give enough info to be informed when you buy, what ever you choose to buy.

I write about solutions to problems I encounter with the GT also, just to share what can be done if you choose, and the results as they are, to try and give to the community an archive of how to for even the person without confidence but wonders if they can.....You Can.

Such as wiring up a Johnny bucket, always with plenty of pictures.

Converting the front wheel bushings to 1" roller bearings, and such. Not because I think everyone should, just if you wondered how. Enjoy.

I have more useful mods coming, but when I get breaks in the thunderstorms I do have work in the yard my GT and I must do!

I'm really glad to hear that Dave is benefiting from the cautions I put out, and is enjoying his machine. These types of reports give some meaning and satisfaction to the hard work I have put into this. They really are a nice looking machine.

Let's get Husqvarna to get their heads out of their 3 points of contact and deliver the real bargain it could be....It should be! .:tango_face_wink:
It all depends On the final drive with BDU because all the BDU is. Is a Pump itself. So if the final drive is not designed By the Manufacturer to do ground engaging work then it won't Be rated for it If the Manufacturer Make's the final drive to do ground engaging work then it's Capable of Ground engaging work. For example Deere was Using the BDU 10S-213 In 1982 In the JD111H Lawn tractors with a Lawn tractor final drive. The 10L-225 is used In the Cub Cadet XT3 series

My 1999 White GT2055 has a Sunstrand 90 Pump with a 2 speed Peerless final drive:thThumbsU
 

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It does if you put the belt on wrong (like I did on my Wheelhorse 520-H!)
Yeah I have Had days where You Put something on wrong and You Put strain on something your shouldn't :duh:
 

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steddy said:
It does if you put the belt on wrong (like I did on my Wheelhorse 520-H!)
Oof! :ROF
FLHusqGT said:
Protect the innocent, Warn others and give enough info to be informed when you buy, what ever you choose to buy.
Hey, I just wanted you to know that I really enjoy your threads. Between the research you've done, to the mods you've made on your TS you've really contributed a lot to this forum.

Every time I get on my XT3 I am reminded why I purchased it.
 

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Oof! :ROF


Hey, I just wanted you to know that I really enjoy your threads. Between the research you've done, to the mods you've made on your TS you've really contributed a lot to this forum.

Every time I get on my XT3 I am reminded why I purchased it.
Thank You,

On your XT3.....

I can see why, being capable "out-of-the-box", right from the start.:tango_face_smile:
 

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the original quote by Steve Urguell

Be careful what Wheel Horse you want to drag around, there were a few that had a lot of power, the 520H with an Onan and this one the big daddy of garden tractors back in the day.

TractorData.com Wheel Horse D-250 tractor information

Those days are gone by. On to cheaper and more expensive.
 

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The three mowers/tractors I was looking at when I bought mine were the XT3, the TS354 and the X500 series. The TS354 was the cheapest in the bunch and also offered more than I needed. I believe the 354 was the absolute right choice for me. You guys can bash it all you want but this tractor is one of the best for the price you can find. Sure, you can't use it with a Johnnie bucket or load up the Husqvarna front bucket with a lot of weight, but who, other than FlHusqGT, bought it for that purpose? Certainly not the people who have been bragging about it's capabilities on here and love the machine. The motor options are awesome, the transaxle is amazing, the deck is solid as a rock, the differential lock works like a champ and it will pull a wagon load of about anything. That was what I was looking for when I bought this under $4000 machine. What else is out there brand new that is comparable for a similar price?
 

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The three mowers/tractors I was looking at when I bought mine were the XT3, the TS354 and the X500 series. The TS354 was the cheapest in the bunch and also offered more than I needed. I believe the 354 was the absolute right choice for me. You guys can bash it all you want but this tractor is one of the best for the price you can find. Sure, you can't use it with a Johnnie bucket or load up the Husqvarna front bucket with a lot of weight, but who, other than FlHusqGT, bought it for that purpose? Certainly not the people who have been bragging about it's capabilities on here and love the machine. The motor options are awesome, the transaxle is amazing, the deck is solid as a rock, the differential lock works like a champ and it will pull a wagon load of about anything. That was what I was looking for when I bought this under $4000 machine. What else is out there brand new that is comparable for a similar price?
I agree Wiley, sounds like you made an informed choice after a lot of research.
 

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There is no task which puts more strain on the chassis or the transmission of a tractor than loader duty. Installing and using a loader of any description on a LT/GT with a stamped steel chassis will shorten its service life substantially. The loads on the front of the chassis, and on the steering, are high in the extreme, as is the torque load imposed at the frame to rear axle connection. In particular, the buckling load imparted on the center of the chassis by the rear wheels advancing when the bucket stops imparts a not-designed-for load. The transmission will be called on to perform to its max capability many times in that shortened life span.

With experience, these are known quantities and obvious at a glance. I have 41 years of experience with loader equipped GTs. In that time, I have broken my first loader GT in half due to the buckling forces, and broken both steering knuckles off of the front axle on my second loader GT. In no way was either the fault of the manufacturer. It was mine, and I accept that fact. There is a big difference between ground engaging and ground lifting.

You've been on this bandwagon for a year, according to one of your posts. It's well past time to understand and accept the fact that you chose the wrong tractor for the task that you wanted to do. Don't expect the manufacturer to cover your mistake.

Near as I can tell, you've done a lot of research into why your chassis issues are the fault of the manufacturer, and none on the actual capabilities of the tractor or why the failure happened other than to note that it has limited ground engaging capability. The manufactures of the mini loaders say that even LTs can use their product, and they can. What they don't say is that extended use will eventually damage the chassis, steering, and/or hydro.

FYI, my first loader tractor was a MF12H with a welded steel chassis. (Note; 12 hp, not 24.) The frame broke at a 5" tall weld just ahead of the left rear wheel three times before I figured out why and made the correct modification. That takes a lot of torque to break that much weld. That tractor/loader served me well for another 5 years after the last repair.
 

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There is no task which puts more strain on the chassis or the transmission of a tractor than loader duty. Installing and using a loader of any description on a LT/GT with a stamped steel chassis will shorten its service life substantially. The loads on the front of the chassis, and on the steering, are high in the extreme, as is the torque load imposed at the frame to rear axle connection. In particular, the buckling load imparted on the center of the chassis by the rear wheels advancing when the bucket stops imparts a not-designed-for load. The transmission will be called on to perform to its max capability many times in that shortened life span.

With experience, these are known quantities and obvious at a glance. I have 41 years of experience with loader equipped GTs. In that time, I have broken my first loader GT in half due to the buckling forces, and broken both steering knuckles off of the front axle on my second loader GT. In no way was either the fault of the manufacturer. It was mine, and I accept that fact. There is a big difference between ground engaging and ground lifting.

You've been on this bandwagon for a year, according to one of your posts. It's well past time to understand and accept the fact that you chose the wrong tractor for the task that you wanted to do. Don't expect the manufacturer to cover your mistake.

Near as I can tell, you've done a lot of research into why your chassis issues are the fault of the manufacturer, and none on the actual capabilities of the tractor or why the failure happened other than to note that it has limited ground engaging capability. The manufactures of the mini loaders say that even LTs can use their product, and they can. What they don't say is that extended use will eventually damage the chassis, steering, and/or hydro.

FYI, my first loader tractor was a MF12H with a welded steel chassis. (Note; 12 hp, not 24.) The frame broke at a 5" tall weld just ahead of the left rear wheel three times before I figured out why and made the correct modification. That takes a lot of torque to break that much weld. That tractor/loader served me well for another 5 years after the last repair.
I agree Tudor, caveat emptor.
 

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The three mowers/tractors I was looking at when I bought mine were the XT3, the TS354 and the X500 series. The TS354 was the cheapest in the bunch and also offered more than I needed. I believe the 354 was the absolute right choice for me. You guys can bash it all you want but this tractor is one of the best for the price you can find. Sure, you can't use it with a Johnnie bucket or load up the Husqvarna front bucket with a lot of weight, but who, other than FlHusqGT, bought it for that purpose? Certainly not the people who have been bragging about it's capabilities on here and love the machine. The motor options are awesome, the transaxle is amazing, the deck is solid as a rock, the differential lock works like a champ and it will pull a wagon load of about anything. That was what I was looking for when I bought this under $4000 machine. What else is out there brand new that is comparable for a similar price?

This sounds like a sales ad for Husqvarna, potentially from a Husqvarna rep? :tango_face_smile:

You did list all the perks with emphasis, all the good parts of the machine,

1) Motor
2) transaxle
3) deck
4) Differential Lock (Transaxle again)

I've been saying this a long time, amazing how we agree on this.

What I didn't notice was the over emphasis on the "robust" chassis? I wonder Why?

"You guys can bash it all you want but this tractor is one of the best for the price you can find."

The only criticism I've had is how Husqvarna has been representing their Garden Tractors and warranty.

I've pointed out the bargain it could actually be if.........

if Husqvarna started representing their product honestly.

Husqvarna misrepresents their Garden Tractors.

Husqvarna misrepresents their product.

Husqvarna misrepresents their warranty.

Husqvarna supports their unethical Dealers.

"Sure, you can't use it with a Johnnie bucket or load up the Husqvarna front bucket with a lot of weight, but who, other than FlHusqGT, bought it for that purpose? Certainly not the people who have been bragging about it's capabilities on here and love the machine. "

That's a great question,

So Husqvarna just decided to back the branding and marketing of a front scoop to demonstrate "capability" to their potential customers, showing the strength the TS does not have, and ultimately knowing that potential buyers would not be interested in it?

What you failed to mention here about me, I asked the Dealer if he sold a Garden Tractor that was "capable" of a JBJR, and Front scoop, front blade, 1200lb trailer, locking diff...etc I was shown the Husqvarna GT48DXLS. The Dealer said the warranty was unbeatable and they would take care of me because the warranty decisions were up to the dealer, further selling the confidence in the machine.

You took Husqvarna's common warranty denial line with me in the beginning, and blamed me. I gave you the benefit of doubt and respectfully tried to help you understand.

Here we are. NO PROOF. YOU CAN'T OFFER ANY PROOF of your claims. Again I ask, Are you a representative in any way for Husqvarna or their Dealer network? You came on the forum just after I joined to "bash" me and my story. I have to ask because if you are, why not just proudly say it? If the TS is so good as you say, and Husqvarna is so stupid to market an Agri-Fab front scoop, among other products, to their only customer in July, 2017, here in Florida, just proudly stand by your comments for real and accept my challenge in the beginning to Husqvarna, that still goes unanswered.

Oh yeah, I used to brag about it's "capabilities" too, for 11 months and 62hrs, the 63hr was my education.

Last,

"That was what I was looking for when I bought this under $4000 machine. What else is out there brand new that is comparable for a similar price?"

Too easy, I'll just give you this,



And very qualified as "capable". In fact stronger than the TS anything. Their are other options but this meets your stated criteria, and still less than $4000.00:tango_face_wink:
 

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You do understand thos little buckets on the fron of little mowers are to be used like wheel barrows right? And common sense tells you that because you can doesnt mean you should. Just because thise buckts fit doesnt mean the tractor can handle it.
 

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You do understand thos little buckets on the fron of little mowers are to be used like wheel barrows right? And common sense tells you that because you can doesnt mean you should. Just because thise buckts fit doesnt mean the tractor can handle it.
Moving 2 or 3 bags of mulch in a johnny bucket..... or a flat of flowers from your driveway / car, to the back garden.... is a totally different task, than trying to excavate the side of a hill by driving the bucket into the hill with the tractor (like you would if you had a real FEL).

One task will not brake frames or ruin transmissions.
The other task will.

Is the JB a ground engaging implement?... sure it is...
...so what stops you from doing task #2 after you bought your shiny new JB, for your light duty GT?..... it should be common sense.... not a warning in a tractor manual.

The JD G110 was a K66 (a GT transmission) version of the L120 tractor. Same frame. Both could accept a JB. But "I knew" that the frame in the G110 was the same as the L120 - so i didnt do any more frame-stress-intensive work with it, than I did with the L120.
Now, pulling a heavy roller?.... Yea - I did that... right after I added frame reinforcements going from the tranny mounting bolts, to the rear hitch plate.

Common sense.

Misrepresentation?... Deere called the G110 an "entry-level GT". What does that mean?... I dont know. Would I pull a plow with it?... no way!
Just like I wouldn't pull a 15,000lb utility trailer, with a compact pickup-truck...... "but it's still a truck right?... with a truck frame and all that stuff... right?".... but common sense has to prevail.

Husqvarna doesn't list their GT capabilities (such as pulling force limit) like a hitch spec for a compact truck.... so if the manual doesn't tell you if you can pull 100lbs or 1000lbs with your GT, what do you resort to?... common sense..... ie: go look at the frame, and make your own decision.

cheers!

P.S. I broke my L120 / G110 frame... twice. Then I broke the I-beam cast front axle on that tractor... twice... then I bought a 2305....
 

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the original quote by Steve Urguell

Be careful what Wheel Horse you want to drag around, there were a few that had a lot of power, the 520H with an Onan and this one the big daddy of garden tractors back in the day.

TractorData.com Wheel Horse D-250 tractor information

Those days are gone by. On to cheaper and more expensive.
Whenever I see an old WH come up for sale I always check to see if it's the Gutbrod built one. That's a hoss for sure. Also the 518-520xi/lxi series were 1000lb monsters.
 
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