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    Thoughts on x354-x384

    So let’s start I had a x300 with the 42in rear discharge deck for a while and it worked good for me with real no problems. I ended up trading it in at 235 hours when I bought my 1025R. Even though i got my 1025r with the 54d deck, I really wish I would of kept my x300. My finance comity is going to ok getting another one. I’ve been eyeing up the all wheel steer models. I’m wondering what people that have owned them have to say about them. I’ve never owned a all wheel steer before . Think it would be nice for going around my trees. I’ve heard good things about the accel deep decks and I like the mulch control option. also thinking about maybe getting a snow blower with it. I plow afew of my elderly neighbors driveways with my 1025R but thinking I would like back up machine with a blower.
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    The sharper you turn, the more you'll gouge out a ring around your trees.
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    Last spring I picked up a four year old X324 48 deck with 224 hours and a power flow bagger system. I replaced a 26 year old rear engine JD XRS75 30 inch mower that I used for a small lawn. I used my 2305 and an RFM for larger areas exclusively for 12 years. The X324 with the bagger is 66 inches wide and seems as long as a house it took a little getting used to. I love the Four Wheel Steer. It helps that I got it for $2000. It has a ton of power, pretty good traction and is strong enough to mow my field when the 2305 was sick. My dealer pointed out that the X324 like the X384 has the larger engine and the K58 transmission. He didn’t bash the X350 but was a big advocate of the X324/384. I think that the X384 would put your memories of your X300 to shame. In a perfect world I would have an single X534. If I were considering a X384 new I would get a X394 instead. My X540 has power steering and that would be pretty wonderful on a X324/384 or X534.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FortClatsop View Post
    Last spring I picked up a four year old X324 48 deck with 224 hours and a power flow bagger system. I replaced a 26 year old rear engine JD XRS75 30 inch mower that I used for a small lawn. I used my 2305 and an RFM for larger areas exclusively for 12 years. The X324 with the bagger is 66 inches wide and seems as long as a house it took a little getting used to. I love the Four Wheel Steer. It helps that I got it for $2000. It has a ton of power, pretty good traction and is strong enough to mow my field when the 2305 was sick. My dealer pointed out that the X324 like the X384 has the larger engine and the K58 transmission. He didn’t bash the X350 but was a big advocate of the X324/384. I think that the X384 would put your memories of your X300 to shame. In a perfect world I would have an single X534. If I were considering a X384 new I would get a X394 instead. My X540 has power steering and that would be pretty wonderful on a X324/384 or X534.



    Deere.ca only lists the X384 (and up) as having a K58.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firemachine69 View Post
    Deere.ca only lists the X384 (and up) as having a K58.
    I look at TractorData. It’s quick though I can’t say if it’s 100% accurate. The X324 became the X384 in 2016.
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    My first deere was a 2007 x304 loved it used for cutting around the two doz. pine trees we planted on our first 1 acre home . Now in our new home 1 1/2 acre two driveways upgraded to x730 used for cutting and plowing both are great machines. My only complaint on the 304 was the seat's all seemed to crack after a few yrs. hopefully they have that corrected by now ....

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    I have experience with all wheel steering on a 445 and have nothing but good things to say about it. It is as advertised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firemachine69 View Post
    Deere.ca only lists the X384 (and up) as having a K58.
    The on-line operator's manual lists the transaxles used:

    Drivetrain

    Transmission..............Kanzaki, Variable Speed Hydrostatic
    Model X330, X350, X354..............K46
    Model X370..............K57
    Model X380, X384, X390, X394..............K58
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    X350, X350R, X354 Have a sealed K46

    X380, X384 Have a sealed K58

    X370 Has a serviceable K57

    X390 & X394 Have a serviceable K58

    The sealed transmissions In order to service it You need to remove it from the Machine

    While the Serviceable transmission You can drain and Change the Internal Filter without removing the Transmission from the Machine so you service them Like your 1025R

    Tuff-Torq actually recommend you change the fluid on a regular bases In what Deere is classifying as a sealed Transmission

    So that something else to Keep In Mind for the Long run on the Tractor. So if wanting a AWS you Might want to consider a X394

    The K46 are fine for Mowing On flat to rolling Hills and snow removal with a Blade or Blower

    The K57 is basically a K46 with a charge Pump But it considered a very reliable transmission

    The K58 are known to be Pretty reliable as well they will also Handle Flat to rolling Hills

    The X300 series are fine Machines I just Personally Prefer to Have a easily serviceable transmission On any Machine I Buy.

    I have One Machine which I inherited From my Late Grandfather with a sealed K51 which I have Never changed the fluid In and it still is Going strong and it will be 20 years Old this coming August so You May not run into any Problems with a sealed Transmission in the next 20 years
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