Based on the pictures you should be fine either way. I have starter weights and a set of 50 LB weights on my x748, but that is for loader work. If it makes you feel more stable, go for it, it shouldn't cause any problems.
I know you have an X748, what do you think it does to ride quality.Based on the pictures you should be fine either way. I have starter weights and a set of 50 LB weights on my x748, but that is for loader work. If it makes you feel more stable, go for it, it shouldn't cause any problems.
You could always fill the tires so a bit of extra weight. It's not quite 50 lbs but it's usually enough for mowing without rutting the yard unless the ground is saturated.
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You actually hit on a point of why I got the X748 for the hydro AWD and tight turns. The JD2305 was hard on grass on tight turns. The outside tire wanted to scrub so I often made "Y" turns to stop that.I put wheel weights on my X748 the first winter for snow blowing and have never taken them off. The tractor is so heavy I don't think it makes much difference in the ride. What might make a difference is if you have mechanical 4WD and have it engaged in a sharp turn.
+1If have HDAP's, that is all you need.
You didn't, or I missed it, say what tires are on the X748. I have HDAP and it goes up a hill in winter blowing snow with no extra weights. If have HDAP's, that is all you need.
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HDAP's are great tires for all seasons, and they do very well mowing. I would not add weight to a machine mowing nice yards unless it was absolutely necessary.
There is a difference between the weight of a machine and the ground pressure applied by the tires of a machine. The loaded rear tires of my 2250 lb GT/FEL apply 17 psi ground pressure. The front tires apply 35 psi ground pressure with no payload in the bucket.I mow my ditches weekly and they are probably about a 30% grade with no problem with my x485. Steep lawn slopes should be no problem for an x748, and I would not want to add weight that could compact the lawn further or make any ruts worse, etc. IMO there is really no need at all for extra weight. I always take my wheel weights off once snow season is over.