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    Rear 2" Receiver for X300 or X500

    Good Morning....

    I am looking for a rear 2" Receiver mounting bracket similar to the one shown in the video here for a X300 or X500. I have a small utility trailer that I would like to move around my yard. I don't necessarily need the hydraulic attachment, but the 2-inch receiver would be fine.

    John Deere Sleeve Hitch - YouTube

    If anyone has a lead on where I could order this bracket, or a name to follow up on, I would appreciate your help.

    Thanks....

    Rob

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    I bought this:

    12" x 2" Towing Hitch Receiver Tube 5000 lbs Square Weldable : Amazon.com : Automotive

    Drilled 2 holes to match the tractor sleeve (mine is a 425) hole pattern and bolted it to the sleeve. Then, for pulling sleeve hitch stuff, I got this:

    Clevis Trailer Pin Mount

    This is a simple setup and let's me put almost any attachment that uses a 2" receiver on the back of my tractor. No height adjust, but pretty cheap.

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    RK,

    The X300 is a riding mower and not very well suited to towing heavy loads. I own the X304 model that happens to be one of the early 2007 units that has the K58 transaxles, but all X300 years and the later X304 models have the lighter duty K46 transaxles. Towing much more than a spreader or small spray rig, or a cart much larger than 8 cu ft is not something I would be comfortable doing with that lighter transaxle. The X500 is a bit more robust, and since you asked about both models -- maybe you are trying to decide on what tractor you WILL be acquiring. Exactly what type of towing do you have in mind that requires a 2inch receiver and associated stinger? I have used a 2 inch receiver on a Al Z Welding load lifter on a 24 hp diesel X495 that I recently owned to move my EMPTY trailers, as seen here. That unit is MUCH more robust than the current X300 or X500 series machines, the X495 is much like the current X700 series diesel machines.
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    We need more information on your projected uses and needs to be of more specific help...

    Chuck

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    You are correct....I am looking to purchase a new unit in the next 2-4 weeks.

    I would like to move my 2900 lb (empty) dump trailer around my yard.....bring it from the front to the back....put it away in my yard.

    My intention is not to move it full of anything.

    I am leaning toward the X500 if it will get the job done.

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    I would think that the X500 would be the absolute minimum -- and your yard had better be dead flat. The tractor might move it on a minor grade, but consider that you need to stop all that weight as well.

    What can be done and what should be done are often two entirely separate things !! See this rather scary picture for an example:
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    Maybe he has a brake controller on that garden tractor.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckv View Post
    I would think that the X500 would be the absolute minimum -- and your yard had better be dead flat. The tractor might move it on a minor grade, but consider that you need to stop all that weight as well.

    What can be done and what should be done are often two entirely separate things !! See this rather scary picture for an example:
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