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    D130 Snow Plow Attacvhment

    I recently purchased a D130 John Deere 3 month ago. Winter is coming and i was thining about getting the Snow Plow. The salesman at JD advised against it saying it would cause more weare and tear on the mower. Anyone have any thoughts to this. Is the mower powerful enough to use a plow and it worth getting.

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    i wouldnt recommend it, it is a lawn tractor. its mainly used for mowing, maybe a light tow here and there. now if it were 20 years ago i would say go ahead with it, but now i would say no. move up to an x320 for snow removal
    John Deere x320
    48" xtra cutting system
    44" front blade w/ angle kit

    John Deere 455
    60" commercial deck
    54" plow

    John Deere 4720
    400CX Loader
    Frontier Loader Mounted Snow Plow
    12.5 FT Frontier Hitch Mounted Finish Mower

    John Deere 332D Skidsteer

    Mowers Only: John Deere 1545, John Deere Z925A MOD

    Work Horses:625I Gator, Gator 855D
    With the gatorpal pressure washer, and Powertach snowblade, poly roof/ windshield

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    Thanks for the advice

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    The D-series hydrostatic tractors uses Tuff Torq's K-46 light duty lawn tractor transmissions. Not really made for hard work, though Deere does sell the snow blades for them. The X320 uses a K-58 light duty lawn tractor transmission, basically a K-46 with a charge pump. I wouldn't really consider them for heavy snow removal either, but could move small snow amounts, as would the D-series also. But, I would look for an older 300 series, or a GT series or a 3X5 series for snow removal as they all have heavier duty garden tractor transmissions.

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    i use my x320 to clear heavy snow watch this video its me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCR4doQ7igw
    John Deere x320
    48" xtra cutting system
    44" front blade w/ angle kit

    John Deere 455
    60" commercial deck
    54" plow

    John Deere 4720
    400CX Loader
    Frontier Loader Mounted Snow Plow
    12.5 FT Frontier Hitch Mounted Finish Mower

    John Deere 332D Skidsteer

    Mowers Only: John Deere 1545, John Deere Z925A MOD

    Work Horses:625I Gator, Gator 855D
    With the gatorpal pressure washer, and Powertach snowblade, poly roof/ windshield

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    Welcome to the forum Wileyman.

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    Yeah, the X300 series, as well as the D-series, can handle snow removal. Just keep in mind that the light duty transmissions have limitations. If you have a lot of snow and have to remove it on a regular basis, I would be concerned about a short transmission life. But, maybe I'm a bit conservative. The snow blower attachment would put less stress on the transmission than a snow blade.

    BTW, nice video. I'm a sucker for videos of these little John Deeres in action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wileyman View Post
    I recently purchased a D130 John Deere 3 month ago. Winter is coming and i was thining about getting the Snow Plow. The salesman at JD advised against it saying it would cause more weare and tear on the mower. Anyone have any thoughts to this. Is the mower powerful enough to use a plow and it worth getting.
    It all depends on your snow conditions and what you need to plow. If you experience infrequent light snow falls and have a short driveway in the suburbs to clear, the snow blade might be fine. The blade cost $300. Compare to a decent walk behind snowblower $500, then to a front mounted snowblower $1400. You will find you get what you pay for.
    Darrell

    2010 JD2320, 200CX, 53" Bucket, 54" QH SnowBlower, iMatch, Ballast Box, LR1072, RC2048, GM3060, 647 Tiller, SS1023B

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    Snow Blade attachment to D130

    I am transferring my 46 inch blade from my L100 to my new D130. The brackets won't just bolt on, it appears I have first remove a lot of other stuff first, hood, shields, etc. Has anyone done this install?

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