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#1 HydroHarold OFFLINE  

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Posted August 09, 2012 - 08:45 PM

Just wonderin' if there's any "later model" JD's around GTtalk, say 2K and later? I think JD hit a home run with the GX series.JD portrait.jpg

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Posted August 09, 2012 - 09:11 PM

This is the best I got as far as newer. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1344564588.496097.jpg
Lt133 not much to look at but for free & only needed gas line, filter & battery.

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Posted August 09, 2012 - 09:11 PM

I would love to have one but it is beyond my budget. I could not touch a tractor with deck for what I have in my 110/deck/blade and my 120/deck/snowblower. I have spent many hours on a 345 and those are great machines too.

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Posted August 09, 2012 - 10:39 PM

Yea I've had two 345's a GT235, and GT225. All great investments. Wish I could have a 345 that already got the metal cam-shaft so I don't need to mess with it. Our 445 is also the same year as the 345's though.

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Posted August 10, 2012 - 04:51 AM

In 2005 when I was looking for a large GT I had to choose between a X475 and a GX345. I went with the bigger tractor and had it for 3 years with absolutely 0 problems before upgrading to a 2320 CUT to get a loader and 4wd. There is a gx345 for sale here locally. Very nice machine with LC engine and power steering.

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Posted August 10, 2012 - 05:52 AM

Those GX are good tractors. I never had one of the 300s, only an older LX 172 and LX 176 with the KAW 14. Best damn mower I ever had and the most reliable except for my Gravely Z-Turn. The KAW NEVER failed to start-I kind of miss it.

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Posted August 10, 2012 - 05:57 AM

Looks like there are owners here with those tractors , maybe you don't hear about them or other newer machiness is because they aren't having trouble with them ? Al

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Posted August 10, 2012 - 06:17 AM

I have a GT245 that I mow with.Great machine.
However I do miss power steering and traction control.I have a rough hilly back yard.
Some of the ruts/bumps while turning uphill have to be done carefully to avoid wheel spin.
I have on multiple occasions considered selling boith my 430 and GT245 and pick up a late model GX345 to get power steering,diff lock and liquid cooled for the Georgia summers then pocket the rest,
I still have the 322 to keep me grounded in the classics.
Here are a couple shots of the GT245.

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Posted August 10, 2012 - 06:21 AM

Good point on the lack of trouble, Alc.

My LA105...cheapest available when new and nothing more than a mower...has only ever given me one problem. I mowed a huge U-bolt and messed up the deck a bit. Not the fault of the machine. Other than that all it's had was regular maintenance. They aren't built as tough as the old ones, no doubt about that, but the designs are more advanced and things like bearings wear less due to computerized manufacturing.

We need another 20 years to do a real comparison though.
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Posted August 10, 2012 - 07:55 AM

I'll stick with my barely pre-2K 425 AWS.. The thing is sweet! :dancingbanana:

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Posted August 13, 2012 - 09:31 PM

Ya late model here,, 2011 X300R

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Posted August 13, 2012 - 11:17 PM

I noticed today my '04 GX is getting that nice "patina" of fading gree space age plastic hood and powder coat painted fender deck. I like the 750+hr look mine's getting. Every time I give it it's annual or bi-annual wash I marvel at how it's held up. Which means I should start looking for something with less than .4 hours on it's clock...:D




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