I am new to your forum. Thank you for all of the great information so far. I have been reading constantly for the past few days. Should’ve looked you guys up long ago.
I am strongly contimplating moving up to a 1025R with a Mauser cab. I test drove a friend’s 1025R and was very impressed. I am looking for some advice on what to do with my current GT. I will get a quote from the dealer on a trade but I would like to go into that conversation with some better knowledge. Trading would be the easiest by far but in my limited research so far it seems that low hour X749 Diesel tractors may sell pretty well on the used market. The X749 tractor price is much easier to estimate a value compared to the accessories I have. I haven’t ever traded in a JD or sold one. When I purchased this setup I had an older SST16 mower that wasn’t worth much on a trade-in so I gave it to my brother-in-law. It is still going strong today! I am curious what many of you have done when changing tractors. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
My current setup is as follows:
2011 X749 with 198 hours on it. All maintenance done by my local JD Dealer. Stored in my heated garage at all times. I am the only owner.
CozyCab with heater (radiator heat) and work lights.
62 inch JD mower deck with mulch kit (62C)
54 inch JD Snowblower with cable actuated spout height control and front quick hitch (54SB)
Rear weight bracket with 6 rear weights (#45 pounds each I think) and receiver hitch
Thank you in advance!