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    X590 vs. JD 325 vs. Cub Cadet 1864?

    Hi, I'm new here. This is an incredible forum with a ton of useful information!

    I'm not really ''into'' tractors, but I have a couple and my parents have couple. They are a part of life when living in the country, so I've come to know how to fix most anything that goes wrong and have a fairly good idea what separates the lawn tractors from the heavier tractors.

    I'm want to replace my parents Cub Cadet 1864 and Cub Cadet 3225 with a new X590. They are currently using my old 325, which they like and handles their property well.

    They have about 4 acres with about 1.25 acres that's mow-able the rest is woods. They have about 500 ft of driveway to snow plow all gravel some flat, some on a slope.

    A big mowing deck is really not a concern, but the hills, snow and big leaf clean ups are.

    My question: is the X590 a reasonable replacement for a 325 or a Cub Cadet 1864?

    I have my opinions, the dealer, who is really nice, is of the bigger is better mentality and wants me to buy a X700 series tractor.

    Any thoughts?

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    I'm sure I will get proven wrong on something I say but I'm going to say the dealer pushing you to the x700's isn't to far off base.

    That Cubs you have are probably at least as strong as the 590 if not a bit stronger in some ways. The 590 is a great machine that is very capable and will probably suit your needs just fine. The 590 weighs a lot less than your 1864, and still a bit less than the 3225, so you may find yourself needing to add more ballast for snow clearing duties. The sunstrand transmission in the 1864 I'm guessing outclasses the k72 in the 590.

    The Cubs and the 590 are both garden tractors but I'm sure a lot of old tractor folks around here would rather have your Cubs than a new 590 for heavy duty work. The 590 is close in power to the old garden tractors but it may leave you wanting more compared to your Cubs. The x700's won't leaving you wondering why you replaced your Cub for something new and shiny. Unfortunately there is a pretty steep price premium to replace the old with the new.
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    Yep, for your needs I would go with the 700 series.
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    Ditto on the 700

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    Thanks for the opinions. I”ll check out the 700s when I go to the dealer tomorrow.

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    In my opinion the X590 is a proven unit. As a tech I see very little issues. Taking care of a long driveway with snow plowing duties, well I would think bigger is better.

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    I would say the 590 is your bare minimum.
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    I've owned Cubs in the past, but rest assured I wouldn't own one of todays Cubs. I now own an X580, and except for the fuel injection, tilt steering wheel and seat, the 580 and 590 are identical. I think the 590 or 580 is more than an equal to the 1584. and actually better in many ways when compared by someone who has owned and/or used both machines. The Cub Sunstrand transmission is capable, but no better than and maybe not as capable as the K72. I can state for a fact the K72 has no issues with hills, pulling very heavy (1500lb) loads, or handling ground breaking attachments of any type. The Cub is certainly not built better than a 580/590, and the Kawasaki engine FI or not, is a premium and tested engine. I give the edge to the 580/590 in almost all categories, and give JD the lead by a long shot on backing up their products.

    Would I buy a 700 series machine? I might for 4 acres of land, but again, that depends on the need. When I bought my 580 at the beginning of the summer my wife asked me why I didn't go for the X700 series. My answer was simple. I didn't need a 700 series machine.
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    I think the 590 would be enough. Emphasis on think. But, I do owe the 700s a closer look.

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    When I was buying and choosing between the x590 and a x730 back in July of this year the final thing that sold my on the x738 I have now was the 0% financing for 60 months Deere was offering on the x700's. I wasn't planning on buying either tractor in cash so the financing options were an important part of the deal for me. At the end of the day with 60moths @ 0% on the x700 and 48 months @ 4.99% on the x590 the monthly payment for each tractor was basically the same. So at the time the financing options really favored the x700.

    The reason I have a x738 and not a x730 is because the dealer made me a killer deal on the x738 he had on hand at the dealership. I can't thank the dealer enough for getting me into an AWD machine because is it unstoppable and climbs up anything I can throw at it without any chains or weights.
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