I bought a new 285 about 18 years and last year I traded it for a new X520. Could someone tell me what is the equal of the X520 to older JD GT? I mean is the X520 the "same" as an older 200, 300, 400 series?
Ok You asked for it:Just curious - how does the x520 compare to the 285 in your opinion?
I do want to get into more ground breaking with the 520. I am researching in how to make my own electric sleeve hitch for it but I cant find any designs for a 520. I cant design anything so I need plans or something to look at if I plan on making my on for the 520. Then I can possible purchase a box scrape and rotary tiller for it.
I do like the Hayes-ent hitch but if I could make one and save some bucks by making it myself then I could get the attachments a lot sooner. Granted I only measure that one point but if it that dimension will work then most of the others should work, should they not?
If it would in fact work, once I have it built I could figure out the electric lift with some pictures of other electric hitchs.
Any thoughts about the cost of making one and buying a Hynes-ent?
Never did anything with the engine except just the regular service. The only problem we had with the engine was when we traded it. At the beginning of the cutting season it started skiping real bad and started leaking water. In looking at it it blowed a head gasket. My wife and took the hood etc. off and replaced the gaskets. Before putting the hood and cosmetic stuff back on we fired it up and it still skipped and looking closer at the engine I seen a crack in the head. So we buttoned her up and traded it for the 520.Great review comparison for the 2 tractors. Just curious did you ever need to replace a water pump or have any related problems on the liquid cooled 285? slkpk
Called the dealer and wanting $320 for the SH. Seems Do you happen to have some pictures of the hitch on and off the GT. I would like to get a good idea of how it mounts and how it works. I could swing the cost of a Deere SH but in building on I thought I could intinaly do it as a manual lift but build it where I could convert it to electric very easly when funds are there.:Welcome1:
if you can swing it i recommend buying the Deere integral hitch......
Thanks, You may have opened a can of worms for a lot of more questions. But I do want thank you for replying to my post. Called the dealer today he wants $320 not counting tax for a SH. I was hoping around $200 -$240. The plans that I have which is the drawing I posted earlier are different than yours. It has Plates as you can see that mount to the side of the mounting plate of the tractor.