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    i have my mind made up that i want a Deere , my problem is what model do i need for this hill in the front yard. i believe the guy before me had a industrial stand behind of some sort. i'm looking at the 300 sires stuff because the 500's are out of my price range for now. this pic of the front is the worst of it ........it looks like less of an incline than it really is . im thinking a 380 will walk up it but id like your advice. maybe just always go down hill ???... i really just want to be safe

    first time home owner that only cut flat surfaces with a ranch king lol any help is greatly appreciated

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    Buy one size up from what you think you need. If it were me I would look at the 1025R with or without front end loader. You never have too much tractor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drifterbike View Post
    Buy one size up from what you think you need. If it were me I would look at the 1025R with or without front end loader. You never have too much tractor.
    But the OP already stated a X500 is out of his price range. I think a X380 would do just fine on that property.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    But the OP already stated a X500 is out of his price range. I think a X380 would do just fine on that property.
    I think the X380 would be fine, My thinking is once you have one you find more things to do with them. The one series with 0% is hard to beat. Last year my brother bought a X730 and at Christmas he was lamenting not having a 3pt.
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    I would base it on the acres and footage you have and what you want to do with your tractor first and then think about your budget next.Talk to your local Deere dealer first they should be able to help you get a idea of what you might need


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    Safety wise, any model will do. But since you seem to like the 380, I would go for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drifterbike View Post
    I think the X380 would be fine, My thinking is once you have one you find more things to do with them. The one series with 0% is hard to beat.
    What is a monthly payment on something like that and for how long though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 44JohnDeereBR View Post
    I would base it on the acres and footage you have and what you want to do with your tractor first and then think about your budget next.Talk to your local Deere dealer first they should be able to help you get a idea of what you might need
    I'd have to agree with this. I started off with a 01 LT 155 with a 38" deck on a 2 acre lawn. It took on average 2 hours to do it but I also enjoy it. The LT easily handled it, though after two seasons I was ready for a larger deck and upgraded to a 48". My lawn is not as even as yours, though I do have some incline in the back section of it.

    I also live within my means and a new tractor wasn't out of the question...but I do not like payments and have no payments on anything except a mortgage.

    I could see myself upgrading to a larger machine possibly in the future to do more things like stone walls and move dirt around, but not there yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnH123 View Post
    Safety wise, any model will do. But since you seem to like the 380, I would go for that.
    I concur. I also think the 380 will go up the hill down the hill and sideways across the hill no issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDVT802 View Post
    I'd have to agree with this. I started off with a 01 LT 155 with a 38" deck on a 2 acre lawn. It took on average 2 hours to do it but I also enjoy it. The LT easily handled it, though after two seasons I was ready for a larger deck and upgraded to a 48". My lawn is not as even as yours, though I do have some incline in the back section of it.

    I also live within my means and a new tractor wasn't out of the question...but I do not like payments and have no payments on anything except a mortgage.

    I could see myself upgrading to a larger machine possibly in the future to do more things like stone walls and move dirt around, but not there yet.
    yea i pay for everything upfront as well. thanks for the insight with this
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