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    Chain size X590 pulling/towing slots?

    My search skills are weak.
    The front and rear of the X590's frame has slots for chains.
    What is a good size chain to use here?
    I am thinking I want to use a 2-3 foot long loop to connect to the frame with a clevis connected to my tow chain/strap so the load will be equal on both sides of the frame.

    Thanks,

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    Can you post a picture of the slots as I'm not aware of any of the X300/X500's having slots for chains (they use the same frame). I suspect what you are seeing are cutouts for various attachments.

    [edit - I found a decent photo of the rear of the X590]

    The holes you see on the rear plate are for things like the bagger, accessory bucket, Car Go attached sprayer and spreader, etc.

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    If you want to pull on something it is best to use the trailer mount hole on the horizontal flange at the bottom.
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    It's hard to see but it is the hole with the slot at the bottom of the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    Can you post a picture of the slots as I'm not aware of any of the X300/X500's having slots for chains (they use the same frame). I suspect what you are seeing are cutouts for various attachments.

    [edit - I found a decent photo of the rear of the X590]

    The holes you see on the rear plate are for things like the bagger, accessory bucket, Car Go attached sprayer and spreader, etc.

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    If you want to pull on something it is best to use the trailer mount hole on the horizontal flange at the bottom.
    I agree, pull from the towing hole the factory supplied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    A or B?

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    I read that using these holes/slots are the design location when pulling with a chain.
    They are also located on the front weight mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuke View Post
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    I read that using these holes/slots are the design location when pulling with a chain.
    They are also located on the front weight mount.
    I've never seen mention of that. But then again, there's plenty of stuff I've never read. :-) Seems odd they would put tow chain holes on the X300/X500 garden tractors but none on any of the SCUT/CUT tractors. ;-)

    Those holes on the sides at the rear I believe are for the Integral Hitch add-on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post

    Those holes on the sides at the rear I believe are for the Integral Hitch add-on.
    Integral hitch mounts using the holes located forward and below the keyhole slots (B) in diagram using 2 big bolts with sleeves and large retaining washer.

    I guess the keyhole slots could be used for a chain, but after looking at my x580, it would appear they are too far forward of the back of the rear tires, along with not much clearance. You would be restricted to almost dead-on straight pulling using the rear.

    The keyhole slots are also on the front bumper as shown here:
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    Fun fact, a 5/16ths chain hooks perfectly into the oblong hole on my x758.

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    Used a small chain to pull a "Connecticut potato" out this afternoon. I think I'm going to get a 3 ft piece of 5/16" chain and see how that works.
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