Up until now I've never owned anything more than used old riding lawn mowers that most of the time I got for free. Even after building my house I said I'm not buying a tractor until I had a shed to put it in. Finally 5 years after building the house I have a shed. About 2 weeks ago my latest old riding lawn mower decided it had enough of me and my hill that is disguised as a lawn. Seeing as I finally had a place to put a new tractor and keep it out of the rain I started my search for a new machine.
Like many my search started with box stores and higher end riding mowers from dealers (husky and cub primarily). I knew I needed something with a transmission that could handle my property and I really wanted something that could actually do more than just mow a lawn. Long story short as I'm sure you can tell from the title of the post I've settled on an x738 which the local dealer had on the showroom floor. I had originally planned on getting an x730 but they sold me the x738 with a 54"HC drive over deck, hydraulic 3PT hitch, mulch kit and a woods 48" box scraper for 400 more than they quoted for the x730 (with the same options) which they would have had order from the factory. So after walking into the dealer just looking for a quote I ended up leaving with 60 months of payments @ 0% (that financing deal has got to be killing the x500 series sales).
So here I sit now typing this and waiting as patiently as possible waiting for my tractor to be delivered. Sure I said a week lead time on the 3pt hitch wasn't a problem and I wasn't in a hurry to get the tractor, but that was a week ago.... I thought writing this might help but I don't think it has I feel like a kid does the week before Christmas and all I want is my new shiny green toy.
Also thanks to endlessly reading forum posts to satisfy my green tractor itch I can't help but wonder if I should have gone for the diesel or maybe a 1 series (although I don't think a 1 series will fit in the shed so that's a deal breaker for now).....