Thursday I picked up a gently used X758, (I know everybody likes pics so, here: Trading the X748 today for a X758 )
My question is the fuel usage rates per hour.
I still have a JD2305 for spraying apples trees, lawns and fertilizing. I don't know why but for a few years I kept track of the fuel usage and hours. The hour meters on the 2305 is RPM corrected to 2900 rpm. So if it was idling such as when I was off it and loading things into the trailer it would take roughly 2 hours to put an hour on the clock. When I mowed with the 62C deck it ran good at 2500 RPM so it would take 70 min or so to put an hour on the clock. When spraying the pump built good pressure at 2200 RPM.
Date Hours # of gallons
8-06-12 332.4 0
8-13-18 841.3 361
6 years 508.9 361
So that comes out to .7093731 gallons/ hour, For the detail minded and statistical folks, that should be represented as roughly 3 quarts and hou.
BTW my wife just walked in and said, "what are you doing"? I told her making a post on fuel consumption on the new vs. old diesel mower. Her answer was after rolling her eyes, "When did you get a diesel"?
FWIW, the Simplicity Conquest which I picked up with less than 100 hours on it burns about 1.5 gallons an hour. I paid about the same for this low hour machine with a triple power flow bagger for what John Deere wanted for the bagger on the JD2305 and is pretty convenient when having to pick up grass or leaves and not have to put a bagger on a machine.