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    x700 series mowers, confused!

    I am thinking of trading in my 425 for a newer x700 series but am totally confused about all the different models, I am sure there is a difference for all the different numbers in the 700 series but I haven't figured it out yet! One I currently have my eye on is a X740 but really don't know how it compares to the other model numbers or what the differences are. Is there a break down somewhere that shows the differences or do they just come out with new numbers every year? Also wondering about the diesel compared to my old gas 425. Do those of you that have them, like them?
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    I hate how JD changed everything when they went to the "X" series. There was the X700, X720 and X740 which turned into X710, X730 and X750. The last number just indicates whether its 2wd, 4x4/awd, AWS, or 4x4/AWD and AWS.
    0 means 2wd and 2 wheel steer
    4 means 2wd and 4 wheel steer
    8 means 4x4/AWD and 2 wheel steer
    9 means 4x4/AWD and 4 wheel steer
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    Hiya,

    Yep, Deere has an online brochure with a detailed comparison on pages 14 and 15. (John Deere)

    As far as what an X700 series Diesel is like compared to a 425, not even in the same league. Go to your dealer and take a test mow on an X758, but do yourself a favor, bring your checkbook with you, that way you won't have to drive back home to get it. I tried one out last summer, took all I could muster to get out of the showroom without it....
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    I have an X754 (diesel, 2WD, AWS) and it's great. I wouldn't go back to gas again; but if I had to I'd make sure the gas engine is liquid cooled and fuel injected. Carburetors are evil.

    My only gripe with the X7xx and it could be a major gripe (e.g. expensive) if one doesn't keep en eye on the temp gauge is that the cooling air intake is behind the engine like a Kubota BX. If you are mowing a lot of dry vegetation, the chaff covers the intake screens pretty quickly. It doesn't take much effort to brush it off; but it's annoying.
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    There is a reason they don't make air cooled carbureted cars anymore. The only plus side is they are cheeper to manufacture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H-D dealer dude View Post
    There is a reason they don't make air cooled carbureted cars anymore. The only plus side is they are cheaper to manufacture.
    Hiya,

    I'll agree to a point about air cooled engines, there are some fine examples of those still currently used however in a tractor, aircooled should be considered for the lawn and estate tractor class and not for garden tractor class and up. Not that the aircooled engines would be bad but they are too light. A tractor is all about putting power to the ground, the more it weighs, the better it can accomplish that.

    To that point, I think Deere should abandon the aluminum V-Twins in the x700 series and go back to offering the cast iron 3 cyl gasoline Yanmar as they did in the 322 years ago. ( a very overlooked tractor but a smooth running sweetheart) This way the difference would only be motor fuel and all the units would have the advantage that the Diesels have with the weight and torque of 3 cylinders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by H-D dealer dude View Post
    There is a reason they don't make air cooled carbureted cars anymore.
    Yes, the reason's name is Ralph Nader!
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    Quote Originally Posted by javjacob View Post
    I hate how JD changed everything when they went to the "X" series. There was the X700, X720 and X740 which turned into X710, X730 and X750. The last number just indicates whether its 2wd, 4x4/awd, AWS, or 4x4/AWD and AWS.
    0 means 2wd and 2 wheel steer
    4 means 2wd and 4 wheel steer
    8 means 4x4/AWD and 2 wheel steer
    9 means 4x4/AWD and 4 wheel steer
    Sooo, basically all x700 series tractors are built on the same frame with the major differences being the above?
    Doesn't look like they make the 740 anymore so wonder if the 750 took its place?
    Anyone have an idea of what a 740 should sell for if it is in great condition and 250 hours?
    2014 5045E, H-240 Loader, Bush Hog SQ160, Woods 7' blade, Vassar Disc 7', Deere X740/60 inch 7 iron deck, Deere 390/48 inch convertible mulching deck.

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    Yes the X750 replaced the X740. The X730 replaced the X720. The X710 replaced the X700. There are really only 3 different X7xx models but they just rebadge them for every stinking option. I like how they did it better with the 425/445/455 where say you had a 425 or a 425 with AWS. Just the sheer amount of model numbers is what makes it confusing. I don't know why they cant just come up with a line up and leave the names alone when they upgrade something. Take the Ford F150 and Chevy Silverado for example. They have been produced for a LONG time and changed every few years but they are still called the F150 and Silverado. Why cant John Deere do that?
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    Different models to JD means significant changes to the machine. So instead of what year tractor do you have, it's what model. It narrows it down quickly for JD. They've done this forever, I doubt it'll ever change. Yes it is confusing at times, and yes, there are lots and lots of models.
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