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#1 Jimh4662 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 12, 2013 - 10:07 AM

Looking for additional info on the 758 . Optional equipment. Cast iron. Wheel weight.
Whether to get 72 lb of 50 lb wheel weights. Which weight is significant enough to add traction and stability. I have a couple lean hazards in my grass area. Don't want to pinch a hole in the new luxury seat cushion. Years ago I had a 445 w/60 inch deck. Handled hill lean well. The x758 looks a little higher profile. If 50 lb with work ok, and a lot cheaper.
Do the 72 lb extend past the wheel edge tire valve area.

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Posted May 12, 2013 - 10:42 AM

If you're adding weight for mowing stability, consider liquid ballast in the tires first. It puts the weight exactly where you need it, on the contact patch of tire.

Accessories and attachments are countless. JD does not offer a loader for the new Signature series, but an aftermarket one is available. Adding a category one 3 point hitch and the rear 540 pto option really opens up the possibilities, but it is expensive.
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Posted May 12, 2013 - 12:28 PM

More of a roll over prevention.. Gets dicey with the 4110 FEL, NO mower deck. No ballast box. Didn't want to test the new paint durable. The 4 wheel should handle the drive/mower stability. Just wanted it to hold down. The hills are not bad. But I have felt light footed n past.

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Posted May 12, 2013 - 07:08 PM

I had a X728 before I got my 1026R. I mow some fairly nasty hills and with the X728 I had the 50# plastic weights and never felt I needed more. With the 1026R I have the 72# starter weights and it's not quite as stable. I'm thinking of an additional 50# to them.


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Posted May 12, 2013 - 08:22 PM

I just saw an X758 at a local JD dealership today.  I don't usually see anything but the 728s there.  I can't remember, what are the special features of the 758?


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Posted May 13, 2013 - 06:02 AM

X710 - gas engine with a carb

X730 - fuel injected gas

X734 - AWS

X738 - All wheel drive

X739 - AWD & all wheel steer

 

X750 - Diesel

X754 - Diesel, AWS

X758 - Diesel, AWD

X759 - Diesel AWD and AWS - Discontinued

 

This is the first year of a re-design. All those numbers above used to be ten less to denote the models. (X700, X720, etc.)

 

The X749 (would of been the X759 now) was dropped due to a combination of lower sales and cost factor. The new 1 series (1023-1026) came in at a lower price point than the X749, especially considering the 3 point and rear pto is standard on the 1 series. But no where near as nimble.


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Posted May 18, 2013 - 04:36 AM

I picked this baby up Friday. So far my impression is WOW! Now for evaluation purpose here is my expertise. Been through the Wizards, MDF, s, Sears, etc. Had a 10 horse cub for 10 years. After my right arm took on the look of the hulk from the lever to pull up the front blade I traded on a 445 JD. One fine tractor with hydro lift, frnt angle 54 inch blade quick hitch 60mmm. 10 a years on it and traded on a 4110, quick hitch, 54 blade, w/FEL, 60mmm, leather interior. A guy give me a 135 automatic with 140hrs on it and a cyclone rake setup. Well now Two Deere sitting in the garage looked good. Retired after 38 years i am all about doing Less with More. So the 4110 sets with the FEL on waiting on yard work, snow plowing, etc. Traded the 135. Got the 758. Keep up on the grass, and cyclone rake use. I have flat and hilly grass yard. 700 foot lane. So I filled the tank. (Forgot to check dealer to see if he filled tank.) I guess the free hat was there throw in. Anyhow I crank that diesel up and shot out of the garage and cut the 1.5 acre estate. Tried the banks and hills. No stability threat. The 758 leaned at an angle I would of not approached before, and grabbed the banks like the tires were velcro hooked. Took the hill straight on cutting and spitting grass like a wood chipper. Never bogged, slowed, or showed any sign of effort. I think I could of run it half throttle. Other noticed traits was Quiter than the 135, and 4110. Drives like a luxury car, and gives the impression of floating around the ground terrain. The 135 would bounce me around, slide me off seat, and rattle the kidneys covering the same ground. Again WOW and sorry for the length of story. Updates will be shorter.

I had a X728 before I got my 1026R. I mow some fairly nasty hills and with the X728 I had the 50# plastic weights and never felt I needed more. With the 1026R I have the 72# starter weights and it's not quite as stable. I'm thinking of an additional 50# to them.



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Posted May 20, 2013 - 02:05 PM

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Posted May 20, 2013 - 02:40 PM

Congrats on the new tractor. Very nice. I had a chance to try a 749 on a hilly property a few years back. I was amazed at the hill climbing power of the transmission and engine. It didn't seem to even notice going up a hill. The AWS makes a huge difference in handling. You have to try it to feel how much difference it makes. I would consider adding liquid wheel ballast in your situation. The added weight is as low as possible then, which means it will make the biggest possible improvement in stability. I think the 26x12-12 can hold about 100lbs of ballast. If you can get rim guard for ballast it's non toxic if you get a leak and won't rust your rims. 


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Posted May 20, 2013 - 02:59 PM

congrats on your tractor! I am looking at the X758 myself. Did you get auto connect?


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Posted May 20, 2013 - 03:07 PM

congrats on your tractor! I am looking at the X758 myself. Did you get auto connect?

 

What is Auto Connect? And Welcome to GTtalk.


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Posted May 20, 2013 - 03:33 PM

Auto connect is the new option on drive over decks that connects the shaft by driving into it like a spaceship docking. You still have to manually connect the front to the frame.

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Posted June 06, 2013 - 05:52 PM

Thanks to all. No on the autoconnect.... Read some users issues and decided no on the option. The drive over deck option is a plus. I have a 4110 with 60 mmm. You need Riggers in to move it. I find it not as gentle on grass and the weight allows stripped sections when mowed. I actually had better and even cuts with the L135 automatic. Traded it on the x 758 4wd w/54HC Mower . This fine machine cuts beautiful, even, and with power to spare. The only problem is the grass isn't growing fast enough to cut. Riding to the mail box is embarrassing. Besides don't want the neighbors to start coming over to kick the tires.

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