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    New Machine in the Fleet

    Saturday, my neighbor/buddy and I each brought home new X370’s.
    Twins! Mazel Tov!
    Anyway, we bought the mowers, snowblower attachments, weather cab enclosure for the winter, and rear baggers. We went during the dealers open house, so we got a pretty good deal. Saturday, since it was raining, we rented a U-Haul 6x12 enclosed trailer and headed off to the dealer. We had to make 2 trips, as there was no way to squeeze both tractors, plus the snowblowers, plus the big boxes. No big deal, we had all day to do it. We got everything unloaded, returned the U-Haul, and were back in the garage to set them up by 2:00. We did spend quite a bit of extra time at the dealer, chatting with the GM and sales guy, and we had a couple hot dogs. The dealer was great (North Country Tractor-Pembroke, NH). They had everything ready for us, and their staff all chipped in to help load the trailer both times. It was kind of funny, like an army of guys come out of the building with the boxes etc.
    We had requested that the dealer set one up with snowblower attached, and one ready to mow. That way we had one to look at to figure out how to remove the snowblower and attach the deck. Yeah, I am not even sure that we had to do that. It was incredibly simple, although we did cheat and watch a quick video on YouTube. That process took us less than 15 minutes. Big difference from my former LA135.
    Once we had both tractors set up with mower decks, we started putting together the baggers. I figured it wouldn’t take very long, but I was incorrect. The first one took a couple hours, mainly because we tried to set the mower deck up with the necessary parts while the deck was still attached. That was a PITA. We did have to remove the deck anyway, to install the baffle that comes with it. The second one went way faster, since we learned a bit doing the first one. Taking the deck off to install everything made it really simple.
    After that, it was time to celebrate with a couple (OK more than a couple) cold beers.
    Sunday we took some time to make sure the decks were level. Checked the tire pressure first, then made the appropriate adjustments. It is so simple now, nothing like the PITA that was leveling my LA135. Then once the grass dried a bit, we each did a test mow in our respective yards. All I can say is…this thing is an amazing lawn tractor. The power steering is insanely smooth and makes steering a breeze, effortless. A spinner knob on the steering wheel is an absolute must (already installed). The mowing performance was more than satisfactory. The power deck lift is also pretty sweet, although the real test will be when using the snowblower attachment.
    The garage was pretty full when we got back
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    And here are the twins
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    I bet the dealer would have bought you a nice steak dinner if you asked him to after buying all that kit in one go.

    Nice looking machines.
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    were the suitcase weights on the back required for the snowblower? or some other reason?
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    Nothing more fun than getting new toys. You'll have to number them so you'll know them apart. LOL Kent
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    Quote Originally Posted by ttazzman View Post
    were the suitcase weights on the back required for the snowblower? or some other reason?
    Yeah, those are for use with the snowblower.
    Quote Originally Posted by kennell View Post
    Nothing more fun than getting new toys. You'll have to number them so you'll know them apart. LOL Kent
    We are trying to figure that part out. Right now, mine has the front bumper. But that’s only because the dealer only had one in stock. His is on order.
    We are trying to get different key chains.
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    That's nice, congrats to both of you.

    I was just looking at a x370 the day I bought my chainsaw, I'd love to get a dedicated mower, all that auto connect hardware under my 2025 worries me when I'm doing tractor stuff. Plus I figured it'd be a good starter tractor for Emma in a year or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WifeSaidOK View Post
    We are trying to figure that part out. Right now, mine has the front bumper. But that’s only because the dealer only had one in stock. His is on order.
    We are trying to get different key chains.
    That won't help. I believe that the keys are the same.
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    Hope you and your neighbor received a Heck of a deal. because you just saved the dealer delivery of 2 mowers at basically the same address.

    There is no way I would have rented a trailer or taken my trailer to bring home a riding mower , blower ...


    Dealer is smiling all the way to the bank. with you making the delivery for him.


    Just my 2 cents..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Maphesto View Post
    That won't help. I believe that the keys are the same.
    Won't matter. My key is never NOT in the ignition. On my last mower, I think I removed the key once, when I was washing it. When I sold it a couple weeks ago, it was pretty much rusted into the ignition.

    Quote Originally Posted by etcallhome View Post
    Hope you and your neighbor received a Heck of a deal. because you just saved the dealer delivery of 2 mowers at basically the same address.

    There is no way I would have rented a trailer or taken my trailer to bring home a riding mower , blower ...
    Dealer is smiling all the way to the bank. with you making the delivery for him.
    Just my 2 cents..
    Dealer would have charged us $50 each for delivery. They are known for not giving stuff away, especially the machines. The U-Haul only cost $30. And to add to it, we had a ton of fun. It was the dealers open house, so we spent a lot of time there. They had 10% off parts, so I bought a bunch of stuff I needed/would need.
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    You didn't even address the most important part.....is your neighbor joining GTT, following your lead? Make sure you get the referral gift and special neighbor sign up bonus award when he does...........

    Also, did you each get a new John Deere hat?

    Good looking machines.
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