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    Going from 60HC to 54HC deck on my x750

    Love, love, LOVE my x750.

    I really like the way the 60HC deck cuts, but it scalps a bit on my acreage.

    Thinking about going to a 54HC deck. Only 90 hours on my x750...

    Do you think a dealer will swap me a 60 for a 54? Is there price difference between the two?

    Thanks, Daubs
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    Yup.. And yur deck is used. So dont expect a swap swap no money for new deck. Maybe if they have a used deck.. Then maybe. And if/when ya go to trade.. Make sure yur deck is spotless. New blades.. No smuck on the deck or in the blade pockets.. Underside is spotless..

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcopterdoc View Post
    Yup.. And yur deck is used. So dont expect a swap swap no money for new deck. Maybe if they have a used deck.. Then maybe. And if/when ya go to trade.. Make sure yur deck is spotless. New blades.. No smuck on the deck or in the blade pockets.. Underside is spotless..

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    Then.. What the heck is a dealer gonna do with a used deck? Sit on it for who knows how long.. Then again.. There are dealers out there who would do it.. And we wonder why the mom and pops are falling by the wayside..

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    Is your lawn rough.Deck size won't matter if you wheels are in a low spot and the deck is hitting a high it's going to scalp.You can try to change mowing direction,mow a little higher or fill the low areas that are bad to level things out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcopterdoc View Post
    Then.. What the heck is a dealer gonna do with a used deck? Sit on it for who knows how long.. Then again.. There are dealers out there who would do it.. And we wonder why the mom and pops are falling by the wayside..

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    Thanks xcopterdoc: I was hoping of swapping my used for a used from dealer. Agree, why would a dealer want a used 60HC on their lot, likely no. I was hoping dealer would have a used x7-- with the 54HC they would consider swapping for my 60. Of course I'd need to spend some $$.

    Yes TJR345, yard is pretty rough. I notice the scalping when I mow perpendicular to the small incline in the yard. When I mow straight up the incline, not so noticeable. But I can't mow the same direction every time -- not in my DNA : )
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    Is the 54 a drive over?? I priced a 7xx a month ago and it seemed to me you had to go to the 60 before it became drive over capable. I could be wrong, but if I remember correctly that was why I had the larger deck priced in the quote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaubsNU1 View Post
    Thanks xcopterdoc: I was hoping of swapping my used for a used from dealer. Agree, why would a dealer want a used 60HC on their lot, likely no. I was hoping dealer would have a used x7-- with the 54HC they would consider swapping for my 60. Of course I'd need to spend some $$.

    Yes TJR345, yard is pretty rough. I notice the scalping when I mow perpendicular to the small incline in the yard. When I mow straight up the incline, not so noticeable. But I can't mow the same direction every time -- not in my DNA : )
    Just something to keep In Mind the 48inch deck for this year while Not a drive over deck it does now use the auto-connect. You Just roll it under the tractor then Proceed as though you had driven over the deck and it will connect as You drive forward.

    I always found the 48inch deck mowed the Best of any of the Deere 3 Blade decks especially if you have a rough Yard. I would Just Buy a second deck then sell the 60HC on eBay or Craigslist or Have it Put On consignment at the dealers for sale Then it's at least out of Your way. Then when it sells You get payed
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaubsNU1 View Post
    Thanks xcopterdoc: I was hoping of swapping my used for a used from dealer. Agree, why would a dealer want a used 60HC on their lot, likely no. I was hoping dealer would have a used x7-- with the 54HC they would consider swapping for my 60. Of course I'd need to spend some $$.

    Yes TJR345, yard is pretty rough. I notice the scalping when I mow perpendicular to the small incline in the yard. When I mow straight up the incline, not so noticeable. But I can't mow the same direction every time -- not in my DNA : )
    I can't mow the same direction either.For those few spots i have either I mow that section one way and then just lift the deck as I go over that area mowing the different direction or use a push mower that time.
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    Frontier SS1036 3pt pto spreader
    (2) JS63C walk behind mowers
    TS 105 JD weed wacker
    tow behind 15 gal. sprayer
    Turftime 60" lawn roller
    Turftime 54" 3pt core aerator

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJR345 View Post
    I can't mow the same direction either.For those few spots i have either I mow that section one way and then just lift the deck as I go over that area mowing the different direction or use a push mower that time.
    Yard is mostly flat, in this pic you can see the incline near the house.

    The 54HC looks like a drive over deck...looks the same as my 60HC.

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    Just a thought are your gauge wheels adjusted,should be 1/8th to 1/4 off the ground measured off a hard surface.
    Tom

    2019 X590 with power mulch control and PF bagger
    30" mechanical tiller
    02 X595 with 62" deck,front thatcher and powerflow PTO kit
    3pt hitch with Heavy Hitch 45 JD loader
    12 JD suitcase weights
    JD/Brinly 3pt plow
    Frontier SS1036 3pt pto spreader
    (2) JS63C walk behind mowers
    TS 105 JD weed wacker
    tow behind 15 gal. sprayer
    Turftime 60" lawn roller
    Turftime 54" 3pt core aerator

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