That definitely seems high for a 2004! You can find some X7xx series machines for just a little more.
Don, just an example of what's out there and available. I realize that all that has to be taken into consideration.Well its 2004 X585 with only 500 hours. That's 31 hours a year. That 2013 X738 has 1165 hours on it. That's 166 hours a year. I rather have an older model like the X585 that's used only 31 hours a year. The reason being the X738 is out of New York that gets a lot of snow every year. Whoever owned it ran it longer to cut grass and/or plow snow. Whoever owned that X585 was local owned here and didn't plow much snow. We only had two major snow storms in the last 16 years.
I don’t think $5k was too unreasonable but if it’s that clean with those hours that would be a real good price ..Never hurts to ask! He just doesn’t want to deal with selling the blower separately like you.. a clean 47” can go for $1500-$2000 or more up here, and I’ve had no problems selling them, especially if the QA is included. I imagine he’ll find someone willing to buy the whole she-bang.. a clean, low hour one owner X5 is **** hard to find.I looked at a immaculate John Deere X585 with 62 inch deck, a 3 point quick hitch, 47 inch snowblower, has weights and chains and has 500 hours on it. He says it was kept in a garage and serviced every year since he bought it new in 2004. He had papers on it. I told him I already have a heavy duty snowblower and need another one like a hole in my head. I can't use the chains because I have a finished concrete driveway and I don't want to mess it up. He said he only wants $7000 for everything. The things I don't need he said sell it on Craigslist. I offered him $5000 cash for the tractor only and flashed it in front of his face. He turned down the offer. I said okay, thanks for letting me look at it.
It's funny, the other day I was briefly thinking about snow duty, because I'm working on setting up a bucket with my tractor, and the seller mentioned you could use it for snow. I realized I don't think I could bring myself to try that. The machine's in such nice shape (albeit used) that getting it all wet, and potentially salty, wasn't very appealing.Having said that, my machines don't necessarily get to sit in the winter. If my blower attachment is on, one machine blows snow (otherwise the walk-behind Honda tracked unit gets that job).
If there's no snow, I'm usually using a machine for firewood or other tug duties.
Yes, the 40" tractor shovelIs it this 40" electric shovel?
John Deere 40 inch Tractor Shovel LP40000
How do you like it? Someone was selling one locally, I was really tempted to buy it and try to mount it to my non-Deere. Then it eventually sold and I'd missed my chance. If it wasn't too much trouble, would you mind perhaps posting a picture of how it attaches to the tractor? I was curious.
Using a single actuator to raise/lower the bucket, and also to dump it, seems pretty clever! What sorts of materials have you used it with? What tractor is it on? Looks like it's done some nice work for you, that looks great!
That's great feedback, thank you! Sounds like it has done an awful lot of work for you! And seems like you got a great price on it.Seriously, this sucker has saved my back & knees, well worth it, considering it's more a putterers attachment than a serious attachment.
If I had banked the funds & know of the other shovel being made for x series machines before buying this I may have waited.
But I can't beat the price for what this one has done for me.
No worries, and certainly no embarrassment necessary. My rear tires are fine at 728 hours, it was just the steering tires and although there may be a toe-in/out issue, I'm guessing it has more to do with full-time awd on those steering tires. They do hold air, I check every equipment change over and never show any change. I suspect rotation would be useful, but it would be a pain. I'll be due for a hydro fluid change before grapple rigging, and will have the front wheels off to complete that. I'll probably cheat and take them to a local tire place and have them reversed. If that buys me another 10 years, and it should, I'll be fine.Although I floated the idea of upgrading to the X738 to ease the effort of the snowblowing/plowing season, I didn't as yet actually pull the trigger. Like RedOctobyr I use a walk behind Ariens SHO28 Deluxe 2 stage for the driveway, and the single stage 18"Toro for the walkways. My 1982 317, owned since new has 650 hrs on the original Kohler 17HP, and 1200 hrs on the replacement Onan 18 HP installed January 1995- (approx 50-60 hrs annually) mowing and leaf vacuuming with the Cyclone rake. Tractor is performing very well with annual maintenance and a new drive shaft 2 yrs ago. No leaks. I'm surprised, and perhaps embarassed to admit to Jere39 that my original Carlisle Turf tires hold air, are wearing evenly; they would not handle snow removal to be sure, but seem fine on the relatively flat topography of my 2 acre property. Hard to replace this 38 year old friend. It's the 2nd oldest item I own. Biggest concern going forward would be potential parts availability.