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ngale65

In the market for a new tractor, opinions????

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ngale65

Ok, I know I'm treading on thin ice here but most of you are into quality tractors so should at least understand where i'm coming from. Im looking to get a new garden tractor to cut the grass. I would prefer a tractor to a zero turn as i would like to get a sweeper and a tiller perhaps down the road. About the only thing i have found that is a Diesel and either 4 wheel drive or 4 wheel steer is a Deere. Im looking at the x754 and the x758. The all wheel steer seems to be the most practical for my yard but the 4 wheel dive would be handy to. unfortunately cant get both with the diesel. anyone have any opinions. I had a 425 and a 455 which were both great. but sold them both with a nice profit so back to the drawing board.

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plastikosmd

I was dreaming of one of these for a while. I think I had decided to go 4wd, but cant remember. Both are sweet machines. I was thinking that if it was manuverability I should go with a zeroturn, maybe a highspeed one like a grasshopper and if I had planned to use as tractor then the 4wd. In the end my wife hired someone to mow the lawn. That was probably the best choice!

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Brettw

I just helped an elderly local couple yesterday with their Legacy. Had the plow on, needed the deck mounted. First time I had dealt with such an endeavor with a Legacy Tractor. All I can say is, what a tank. Just a solid quality setup through and through, tractor, deck, etc. For what they cost, they should be, but I think one would not need to buy another tractor any time soon after purchasing one of these.

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mwells

If you want 4wd and want to mow with it you can't beat the legacy xp in my book. Great tractor with an even better cut! Plus sweepsters+tillers are fairly easy to find used, or you can buy new. If you weren't going to mow with it then the jd could be in the picture, but for a quality cut that won't scalp your lawn, plus you can stripe with them, the simplicity is hard to beat. JMO. All comes down to what you want, happy buying!

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Tacey

Thirteen years ago I walked into a dealership to buy a brand new zero-turn green machine. I had my checkbook with me. It was only a matter which model I would take home. The sale never happened as my salesman turned me off. So I went home and looked in the classified ads and up popped a used Simplicity Broadmoor. Bought it three hundred fifty bucks which included a snow plow attachment. Today I still use that Broadmoor and my lawn is the nicest on the cul-de-sac. All my neighbors have replaced their *green* or *yellow* machines at least once. That's how my orange obsession started.

My name is Tacey and I have a lawn tractor problem.

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peterinbrooklyn

I have a 2001 Simplicity Landlord DLX 20hp vanguard and 54" deck with power steering and diff lock, floorboard hydro pedals...you can run a tiller or snowblower or sweeper...plus a bunch of other stuff...Great machine! I picked mine up with 500 hrs on it for CHEAP!! cuz it needed an oil pan gasket...ha! dealer thought the engine block was cracked or something...IDIOTS!!!

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427435

Once you mow lawn with a zero turn, you will never go back to doing it with a garden tractor (at least if your lawn has some trees etc in it). Consider buying both a zero turn and a good garden tractor.

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Kent

Two key questions, IMO:

1. How big a property to you need to maintain?

2. Do you have any hills? If so, IMO, do not even consider a ZTR unless it has dual hydraulic drive motors, one for each wheel. Even then, I prefer a tractor on slopes...

If you want awesome utility, with a built-in loader, you may want to consider a Power Trac, if you're willing to do all your own maintenance. Full line of quick-attach attachments for landscaping and light commercial use. Slope capability similar to a Steiner or Ventrac with much more capable loader. Full-time 4wd with articulated steering, they're almost as maneuverable as a ZTR (similar turning radius to 4-wheel steer).

But unfortunately if you insist on diesel, you have to go all the way up to the 30HP size to get one...

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