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#1 case442 ONLINE  

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Posted February 27, 2015 - 07:54 PM

Well I must admit I am very happy with my Lecacy XL. Hauling firewood to the burner has never been this easy. With the 4x4 engaged she just crawls along. And I picked up a blade for it also. I will try to get it installed this weekend. Hers some pics.

Take care,
Mike

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Posted February 27, 2015 - 07:56 PM

Glad you are happy with it! Looks to have a long wheelbase!


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Posted February 27, 2015 - 08:53 PM

It's great to use the GT's in the winter, and that 4wd gives you a great advantage. Have fun with it!
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Posted February 27, 2015 - 09:00 PM

Sorry if I offend any body, but is it the same as a John Deere x700 series tractors ???? Noel
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Posted February 27, 2015 - 09:23 PM

Nice that you were able to enjoy some seat time. Even better when it's fun!
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Posted February 27, 2015 - 10:07 PM

Sorry if I offend any body, but is it the same as a John Deere x700 series tractors ???? Noel

 

It is comparable to a JD X748. It is not comparable to the new series, which would be the X758. JD dropped having a loader available for their X series tractors.

 

The Simplicity is slightly larger, and their quiktach for the loader is very quick to dismount. The Simplicity is cheaper by a few hundred bucks.


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Posted February 28, 2015 - 07:24 AM

I think they use the same rear end and front axle as the old style 700 series. The newer 4wd JDs have hydraulic drive to both front wheels when the steering wheel is straight but cuts the power to one wheel when you turn to prevent lawn damage.  The frame is different. The JD frames are really deep, like maybe 10" at the rear and IME are very strong.   The blade mount on a JD is a quick hitch type and does not have any subframe. 

  I don't think there are any Simplicity dealers up this way. I never see any of them for sale. The JD 700 with 4wd is not as good a value as the SCUTs IMO. They come standard with things you need to add on to the Super GT like 3pt and rear PTO and they also have a dual range trans. 4wd and a ROPS. 



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Posted February 28, 2015 - 08:55 AM

I haven't actually compared my a Legacy to a JD but have a friend that does have one and as he said the comparison is nearly identical as far as options and functionality what isn't is the fact that JD has and will continue to flood the market with their products making parts (used) in the future more readily available. I do like the selectable 4wd as I find the the newer JDs are no longer coming with. What a great hobby we are involved in.

Mike
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Posted February 28, 2015 - 10:53 AM

That's a nice rig. Looks like you could handle a larger trailer too of coarse that would mean less trips & less seat time maybe keep the smaller trailer now that I think about it.  :D  :thumbs:


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Posted February 28, 2015 - 11:16 AM

That's a nice rig. Looks like you could handle a larger trailer too of coarse that would mean less trips & less seat time maybe keep the smaller trailer now that I think about it.  :D  :thumbs:

Hi Jim,

Funny you should say that. I have the same trailer in 4x8 but that wood is really heavy. I fvor one have the thought process of heck theres still room in there, load it up. In this season I try to stick with the smaller one which hauls a surprising amount of wood. I do load the 4x8 for the neighbor but haul it with the quad.

 

Mike


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Posted July 08, 2015 - 07:10 AM

I picked up s used x595 4x4 cause I wanted the selectable 4wd unlike the x748. It only has 100 hours and I got a quick tach blade also. Awesome awesome machine

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Posted July 14, 2015 - 12:10 PM

Yes they are. I have a 475 that I use for every other grass cutting and it's a joy to work.




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