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    X738 purchase

    Hi,
    I'm new to this forum and also to the mountainous part of Tennessee.
    My John Deere LX255 just died in these here hills. Because of that my wife and I decided we needed something that can climb a hill therefore, I'm about to order an X738.
    I was wondering if anyone has added a John Deere cargo mount single bucket holder #lpjd100 on an X700 series and if you liked it? I can't see how it attaches so I don't know if it will fit.
    Greenfarmparts sells it for about $39 I just don't want to order something that I can't use like I have done in the past.
    Thanks.

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    Looking at the photos I am going to say no. It won't fit out of the box.

    Depending on how creative you are anything can work though.


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    Does the x738 have the necessary CargO mounts needed to mount the single carrier to the tractor? It doesn't look like it. You'd probably be better off with the dual bucket carrier, which JD says mounts to all series tractors. LPJD301

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    Thank you all for your response I didn't know if I wanted a two bucket it looks like it's low enough to interfere with the hitch. I'll call the dealer but they usually don't know any more than the buyer. Certainly not as much as you all. Thanks again.

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    Congrats on the new machine you're going to love it.

    If you are looking to carry buckets the dual bucket holder works just fine.

    But since you are already getting the nice tractor add the 3ph to it and you can carry just about anything you want that weighs less than 600lbs.
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    CJadamec:
    Thank you for your response.
    It's another $600☹️.
    Concerning the two buckets is it still possible to connect to the hitch?

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    I installed a Heavy Hitch receiver that takes standard 2" type stingers. Because of that I had to modify the 2 bucket holder but it works great and is much more convenient than taking a wagon.
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    The 3PH is really useful on these tractors. IMO its worth every penny wo have if you plan one doing any work with the tractor other than mow. The 3PH opens your world to Cat 1 implements which make the tractor soo much more useful. The x738 is vastly more capable machine than your outgoing LX255 the weight of the x738 alone is more than double the LX255. By the time you attach the mower deck fill it with fuel and sit on it you are around 1400lbs, and that's before you add any front of rear weights.

    When using a heavy hitch or something similar for the bucket holder it should be out of the way of the 3PH arms. The 3PH arms are also removable by simply pulling 3 pins.

    I would also make sure to get the front quick hitch with the tractor as well so that down the road the price to get into a snow blower or front blade isn't as steep. I still kick myself for not adding the front hitch into the purchase of my tractor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparsparkster View Post
    CJadamec:
    Thank you for your response.
    It's another $600☹️.
    Concerning the two buckets is it still possible to connect to the hitch?
    John Deere offers the "Click N Go" mounting system for the rear of the x3xx, x5xx and x7xx machines. This is a universal system which allows you to mount attachments which are designed to work with the "Click N Go" system. If the bucket carrier option is Click N Go compatible, then it will be easy to put on and take off, which is likely what you are seeking.

    Otherwise, you can use the approach like Firewood Bandit did for using the hitch ball to hold the 2 buckets mount, with some small modifications. If you don't have the means to make the modification, any local welding shop or even small engine repair shop likely could. You might even find a GTT member who would make the modification and ship the part to you for a reasonable fee......Just make sure the ball mount is made to fit the size hitch ball you plan to use. Most boat trailers use a 1 7/8" hitch ball or a 2" hitch ball and most larger trailers use a 2 5/16" hitch ball. Make the modification to fit the hitch ball you plan to use or its going to be loose and rattle on the ball, which you don't want.

    Just about anyone who has ever used these machines with and without a 3 point hitch will tell you the $600 is well worth the investment. It expands the use of your machine dramatically and especially on hills, not TOWING something behind you but rather having it attached to the 3 point hitch means no jackknifing and no trouble backing up, etc. etc.

    The number of options and functions for a machine with a 3ph makes the machine more useful. The reason you are considering adding the buckets is so you can carry things on your tractor. The 3ph expands that option to a level which transforms the machine.

    Also, the MFWD drive system of the x738 is ideal for mowing on hills, it's the most stable and automatic system offered.

    You are really going to like the new machine. Its so much better than your prior tractor, you are going to be looking for ways to spend time on it...............

    By the way, welcome to the GTT forum........
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