Yes - i purchased one today actually! It looks quite handy however it will take a few minutes to get on and off if you want to use the blade as a conventional blade with the ability to angle it. I was impressed with how heavy it was built. It dumps similar to a 4 in 1 bucket and i was able to pickup a few items around the yard like a grapple which was awesome. Time will tell if this is handier than a shirt pocket after i get some real time on it!Anyone ever use that tractor shovel attachment for the 54" blade?
That is only the 40inch Tractor shovel design! Not the Hydraulic 54inch bucket design (no chain & sprocket on the 54inch design)I have owned the tractor shovel and it is not very useful compared to a bucket of any kind. It will do a few things but none of them well. If you are even considering a bucket forget the shovel. It is a clever idea but its use is very limited and it is a Rube Goldberg design with a chain and sprocket down in the dirt just behind the bucket. I bought one on CL for $250 and even at that, I was not happy with it. If I had paid the full price, over $1000 I would have died.
Yeah the first Superior Tractor shovel was actually Made for the 54inch Blades for the Old 300 thru 332 & the 420/430 Tractors. Some how they convince Deere to Have the shovel Become a OEM attachment for the X700 Ultimate series I remember when you could Buy the shovels Direct from Superior They we a Bit cheaper then. I have though about getting a shovel for the 54inch Blade On My 140H3 which I would Just use for MulchOk, I thought they were the same. Thanks Sarge. This thing is much stouter than the 40-inch. It cost a lot more too. Here is a video of it being installed on a 700 series. It looks like you have to own the 54-inch blade and the four-way hydraulic bracket. It probably isn't that much if you already own those items.
I have the 45 Loader and love it. I stumbled on mine about six months after getting my X585. I just happened to be poking around on Craigslist and there it was - the killer was that the post was month old! Thought sure it was gone, but nope, still there. Two hour drive to get it, but worth it. My tractor already had the relief valve as the previous owner also had a 45 Loader that he kept and put on his X749 that he had bought. Interestingly, just a few weeks after nabbing my loader, a couple guys on here living closer to where I picked it up in CT were also looking for one. One of them ended up finding one in PA not long after.What are the current options for the X585? I know CTC and Model 45. What are you guys running and impressions?