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Hi all,
Some of you may remember my posts about trying to find a nice GX345 or even an older 345. (I really wanted that diff lock as I have a very steep hill in the front of my property and my LT155 that I just restored wasn't going to cut it for long!) See post:
Restored LT155
http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=130524
Help me pick
http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=140437

Since this last thread I have looked at 4 other tractors and all of them are more money, 345's - so no diff lock, or in even worse condition!:Stop:

Well I was still hunting away and this time I took my wife to see a 2000 345. When we arrived she said how much is it? When I told her "they are asking $3995" she says "you have to be kidding me....for that!?!?!" Now I have showed her pictures of the other tractors so she is seeing the pattern...:banghead3

This is where it gets good folks...:fing32:
My wife then says how much is a NEW tractor? When I told her the X540 list for $7500 but they have a $300 rebate going on and I bet I could get a better deal, she said look into it! (Oh how I LOVE this woman!) Then she said "I know you...and you want everything perfect and just like new. I know you are going to spend $$$ fixing up anything you find used and who knows how much that will cost and you don't even know how it has been treated!" She also knows I am going to sell the LT155 with all the accessories but the wagon and she said "don't you want a new wagon for the new tractor?" After i got up from the floor, I said "um, oh I don't know" LOL!

So to get on with this very long story...
I just ordered a 2010 John Deere X540 with the 48c deck. I am also having a mulch kit installed and the front brush guard added all for a grand total of $6825, and that includes delivery:fing32: I put down the max amount I was willing to go on a used tractor ($4k) and financed the rest with the 4.9APR deal. (I will have it paid off in less than a year but just in case...) So for that additional $2825, I got a BRAND NEW tractor with all the features I wanted (diff lock, power steering, HDAP tires, LC engine, mulch kit, and very, VERY clean:fing32:) plus now also have a 4 year warranty!

I my short list of additional options are:
1, the headlight upgrade kit $51.00
2, the dual rear 5 gallon bucket kit $86.00
3, the seat net kit $26.00

Down the road I want the Tandem Utility Trailer Model 6500 (6 Ft. bed) with Optional: Hand Operated hydrolic Dump $530.00 plus delivery

http://www.countrylawn-garden.com/wagonstrailers.htm

And either the JBJR or the John Deer 40" tractor shovel $900

To top this all off...my new 10 x 20 shed should be arriving on Thursday!!!:trink39: My new X540 will have a new home!:fing32:

Yes...pictures will follow by the end of the week!!!:trink39:

Life is good!:drunkie:
 

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Congrats and Enjoy:thThumbsU
 

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Congratulations on getting the tractor you know you really wanted....... Now before you take possession you need to take the wife out to do somthing she wants to do............
 

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:thThumbsU:thThumbsU:thThumbsU looking forward to the pics of it and the new shed. slkpk
 

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Yep, your wife deserves to be treated "extra special" for being so understanding of the green disease! A day at a spa or something like that "normally arranged on a day that one of the accessories is purchased!"
 

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Oh...and to anyone who purchased a new JD...how many times did you look through that Select Series catalog or how many times did you go to sleep reading about the accessories???:Stop:

Come on now...don't be shy!:lalala:

I have had my face in those books for the last month! :fing32:
 

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Oh...and to anyone who purchased a new JD...how many times did you look through that Select Series catalog or how many times did you go to sleep reading about the accessories???:Stop:

Come on now...don't be shy!:lalala:

I have had my face in those books for the last month! :fing32:
I think we've all done that. Congrats!!!!
 

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What can I say about wives, I went to look at a used 455 and ended up with a new x748.:fing32: You do know about the 35 page attachments and accessories catalog don't you? I still look at it quite often. Congrats on the new x540, 10 years from now you will still be glad you spent the extra money.
 

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Congrats Brian!
 

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Didn't take her long to see the right way to go !!
Us guy's need 2 pages of posts 50 opinions ( all different )

Women's shopping skills even work @ John Deere:fing20:
 

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Didn't take her long to see the right way to go !!
Us guy's need 2 pages of posts 50 opinions ( all different )

Women's shopping skills even work @ John Deere:fing20:
You mean the more you spend the more you save, like in the commericals? :sidelaugh

Paul
 

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First, congrats on the X540. I got mine about 2 months ago and absolutely love it! I'm now into the accessories I need to maintain the property and make yard work a little easier - integral hitch & rear blade, snow blower, spreader, JBjr. and the like. So I know how you feel!

Now it's time to take the wife out on a "shopping spree!" She is a keeper!

My wife basically said the same thing to me when my old tractor's tranny went with only 96 hours on it - major brand too. While I was thinking I need the sell it, other problems along the way in 5 years, she said its had a lot of problems and let's sell it. Didn't hesitate for a minute. She also said get what you need. So I got my price on CL and bought the Deere.

And yes, I did treat my wife - dinner, flowers, and some jewelry.
 

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What a gal! You gatta keep her. :thThumbsU

BTW, mine walked in about 2 months ago and said, " why don't we get a John Deere for "our" aniversary." Our 34th is next weekend, we took possession of the x748 about two weeks ago. Who am I to agrue with a such wise woman. :trink39:
 
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