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X748 alternator

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Looking at a 2009 X748 with 325 or so hours on it. It looks like the alternator has been replaced with a rebuilt one. Does this indicate anything I should be aware of? The tractor has several body scuffs and minor flaws (accessory switch broke, rubber handle on hydraulic lever missing, front tire side wear,etc)and I want to make sure I don't buy a $7,000 headache. Thanks
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Guessing the dash has been replaced and the actual hours are much higher. It's very rare that those alternators have issues.

Do you have any pics of the rig?
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That's the link, but you then have to do a search on X748. Several pics after that, but to be fair, the unit has not gone thru service yet. Can zoom in pretty close on the pics if you need to

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this is the other one, but farther away, no local dealer, ag tires and 62" deck (wanted 54")
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I don't see any huge red flags with either tractor. What makes you think the alternator has been replaced?
I thought the tech said the 2009 model had a refurbished alternator, but I'll have to confirm that. Thanks for looking for me.
Looking at a 2009 X748 with 325 or so hours on it....... front tire side wear

Guessing the actual hours are much higher.
My guess, too. Unless the tractor gets used a whole lot on pavement, 325 hrs shouldn't have the tires worn out. The '09 has the hydro front drive, so scrubbing shouldn't be much of an issue. My '08 has 1100 hours on it and the front tires aren't worn on the edges, and it does scrub (mechanical FWD)

Doesn't sound too well treated, how do you break the hydraulic handle? IMO, keep looking.
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I wouldn't be overly concerned with the front tire wear. My '11 had more wear than that at that point. There's always a little bit of drag when you turn hard on a hard surface with the HFWD.

The tech may simply be talking about it having a 40 amp alternator. Most diesels came with that from the factory; for whatever reason, some (mostly older tractors) only came with a 20 amp cheesy unit (then there's a kit to upgrade to the 40 amp unit). If he hasn't been around many diesels, he may not know about that.

How do you break the hydraulic handle?
Takes talent. :drunkie:
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