So, after weeks of research I purchased and installed a Ruegg 3 point hitch for my 2018 X739. I debated for quite awhile if I should have my dealer install this due to overwhelming responses I found of people saying "it was the worse thing ever", "have the dealer do it, $300 is a steal". Even one review on youtube had a guy saying it would have took him 24hrs if he didn't sleep to install this. But no where could I find detailed info of the install, or specifics on what sucked about doing this yourself.
I decided i'd document it with real pictures, and give anyone else thinking about doing this at least a decent idea of what really is involved. I took a different approach and removed the seat, seat pan, and flipped the fuel tank up. In total, from start to finish with taking pictures it took me about 4hrs (2hrs Thursday night and 2hrs Friday night), and it was WAY easier then everyone made it out to be.
*Disclaimer- I may or may not have done something right or wrong. I'm not a Deere tech. This is a what worked best for me.
I had all the pictures uploaded on photobucket but when i posted them here, they were the size of a house. I guess i'll do one post per picture
I started with removing the seat by the rod that holds it into the frame, making sure to unplug the wire harness. Then using an Allen key, remove the two rear bolts on the seat frame bracket.
Then remove the 4 bolts holding the seat pan to the floor pan (or whatever its called). There are 2 bolts each side. Loosen the "L" bracket found on below the gas filler side fender and rotate it out of the way.
Remove the spring clip from the differential lock rod in the rear of the tractor. Save for later. Remove the front spring clip from the same rod under the tractor. I pushed the entire thing forward out of the way and let it hang there instead of pulling it all the way out.
On to removing the cylinder from the tractor. It should now look like this from below. One turn of each fitting with a wrench and you should be able to use your fingers to loosen then the rest of the way.