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#1 Enginerod OFFLINE  

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 11:39 AM

Hi guys, was considering looking at a x575 with 700 hrs., I know it depends on how it was taken care of but how many hrs do these things usually last? Thanks in advance for any help. Bill.

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 02:36 PM

That's a relatively low hours for those engines. They will last up to 1500-2000 hours on those Kawasaki engines with good maintenance.
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Posted January 01, 2012 - 07:35 PM

Kawasaki engines 3-4000, esp the water cooled ones
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Posted January 02, 2012 - 03:55 PM

Really nice tractor. I had an x475 for 3 years which I believe has the same engine but is 2wd. I have known of those tractors with close to 3000 hrs and still going strong. I had 0 problems with mine in 200 hours. I would check the front end out thoroughly to make sure it has been greased regularly and that there is no wear. Also the drive shaft to the FWD. The hydro fluid should be gold in color. If it's red then it is the wrong fluid or the original factory fluid is still in it, which isn't a good thing. I can't think of much else. If the tractor has a 3pt. and a rear PTO that is good because the PTO in particular is an expensive option.
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Posted January 02, 2012 - 08:29 PM

Sounds like a nice tractor .

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 11:13 PM

I have owned a X485 for for almost 9 years it has the same engine as the X585 it's still running strong 700 hour's is nothing for these tractors and the X575 has a shift able 4WD it should be a fine tractor for You and the Very versatile Tractor These Tractors are Great Loader Tractors
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Posted January 03, 2012 - 07:43 AM

It has a loader and 54" deck and the price seems right.

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Posted January 03, 2012 - 11:13 AM

The loaders are really pricey for those. I think they are more expensive then the loader on the 2305 from what I remember. The loaders were around 4000 canadian$ in 2006 when I looked at them.

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Posted January 03, 2012 - 07:36 PM

Sergeant, how well does the 2 wheel drive dig with the loader? Enough traction? I ask because I have a massey 1855 I would like to build a loader for, this would be cheaper than buying the X575, and it would keep me from being killed by my wife! LOL. I would imagine the 1855 is about the same size/weight as the X485. Bill.

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Posted January 03, 2012 - 07:59 PM

Sergeant, how well does the 2 wheel drive dig with the loader? Enough traction? I ask because I have a massey 1855 I would like to build a loader for, this would be cheaper than buying the X575, and it would keep me from being killed by my wife! LOL. I would imagine the 1855 is about the same size/weight as the X485. Bill.


An MF1855 is an excellent loader tractor! Heavy front axle/spindles, & foot pedal Sundstrand(sometimes Eaton) hydro. And I do some heavy work with mine. She isn't pretty, but I didn't put it together to look good...it's a true worker.
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I built the front loader from scratch. Rebuilt the Onan 18hp engine. I have maybe $1500 invested. Cost me less than $500 to build the loader. Salvage steel, used lift cylinders, new tilt cylinders, hoses bought cheap off ebay, and used the hydraulic valves from under the fenders to control the loader, but moved them to the loader frame. The 3pt lift was taken off & replaced with 150lbs of cast weights directly mounted to rear of the frame. Rears fluid filled, with 45lbs steel plates on each rim. I also trimmed the flare off the hood sides for better cooling.
Just food for thought being you mentioned an 1855.
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Posted January 03, 2012 - 08:55 PM

I paid $250 for the 1855, had to put 4 tires on it. It runs good and everything seems to work good on it. It has a replacement 20HP onan on it. How do you tell the sunstrand from the eaton? and is one better than the other? I figured by the time the loader is built I will have about $1000 to $1200 into it. Thats one tough looking 1655, looks like it earns its keep!
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Posted January 03, 2012 - 08:59 PM

The Eaton is roundish & finned. The Sundstrand is blocky with NO finning. I much prefer Sundstrand, but Eaton is good also.

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Posted January 03, 2012 - 09:08 PM

My G5200 has the eaton then? It would look like that? I will have to look again but I think the 1855 is round and finned. Thanks for the info Olcowhand.

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Posted January 03, 2012 - 09:11 PM

My G5200 has the eaton then? It would look like that? I will have to look again but I think the 1855 is round and finned. Thanks for the info Olcowhand.


Likely so, as my G4200 has Eaton. Like I said, the Eaton is strong & long lasting, but I'm more a Sundstrand fan, even though I have both.

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Posted January 05, 2012 - 01:25 PM

Digging is Not a Problem But I suggest a tooth Bar Because It Makes It easier and quicker. But The Nice thing with the X575 with a 45loader In Walks On and Off In 5minutes Or Less That where It Really would Beat Building One for your 1855 Unless You Plan On Making One that Can walk on & off That Is if You Use your Tractor for more than Just a Loader Platform. Which I Use My X485 for More than Just Loader Work:thumbs:




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