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    X758 plowing/mowing and light box blade work.

    I'm looking to upgrade in the spring and I don't believe a 1 series is for me. I mow a flat 3.5 acres and my gravel driveway is about 160x40ft.

    Currently I maintain it with a 212, it has a snowblower, 47 deck and a craftsman sleeve hitch that I grade the driveway with.

    Id rather not go the snowblower route again and was wondering if a 758 will handle the snow of a minnesota winter.

    I've also read that it's about $1300 to add a 3 pt and PTO so that's not too much.

    The PTO would be used for a 3 pt sprayer and I'd like to use a box blade to level the driveway and grade sections of my lawn.

    Would this be too much to ask from this lawn tractor, or should I consider other options?
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    I'd be hesitant to call a 758 a "lawn tractor".

    People do more than what you're asking with much smaller machines. Since you say you don't want to go the blower route, I'm assuming you'll go with a plow? A 758 can certainly do that. It's more a matter of the amount of time and where you have to put the snow.

    If someone is in an area with a lot of snow, then as long as you can push the snowbanks back off of the driveway, you are usually good to go. When I lived up in Northern Maine, we used to plow all the way across the yard early in the season. As the winter went on, the entire yard would end up 6' high in snow. If you made the mistake of just pushing to the edge of the driveway for the first couple of storms you were sunk after that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimR View Post
    I'd be hesitant to call a 758 a "lawn tractor".

    People do more than what you're asking with much smaller machines. Since you say you don't want to go the blower route, I'm assuming you'll go with a plow? A 758 can certainly do that. It's more a matter of the amount of time and where you have to put the snow.

    If someone is in an area with a lot of snow, then as long as you can push the snowbanks back off of the driveway, you are usually good to go. When I lived up in Northern Maine, we used to plow all the way across the yard early in the season. As the winter went on, the entire yard would end up 6' high in snow. If you made the mistake of just pushing to the edge of the driveway for the first couple of storms you were sunk after that.
    Correct it would be with a plow.

    I called it a lawn tractor to make a point that it's not a SCUT.

    I have plenty of area to push the snow and have thought about that, we sometimes get some really wet snow and I'm not sure if it will be an issue with pushing it? We get an average of 40" of snow.

    If anybody here uses a 54" front blade how many weights have you used?
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    Proper terminology is "garden tractor". When is a Lawn Mower a Lawn Mower? :: John Deere TechTalk – The Source for John Deere Technical Information

    A lawn tractor is design for mowing primarily with light snow duty as secondary. A garden tractor is designed to handle ground engaging equipment other than a snow blade, i.e. moldboard plows, tillers, cultivators, disks, box blades, etc.
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    It would handle easy what you plan to do x758 is a super garden tractor, 3pt hitch and pto is very good to have, but i would buy the scut
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    I have an x758 and it's a great machine and the reason I chose it was because I didn't need a 3pt or rear pto since I already have a 4120 cut. Since you want a 3 pt hitch w/pto you're going to be in the same price range and possibly slightly less cost getting a scut. I looked really hard at both options before I purchased my x758, but if I planned on having a 3 pt hitch to run implements on it would have been a no brainer for me to get a scut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCSS View Post
    I have an x758 and it's a great machine and the reason I chose it was because I didn't need a 3pt or rear pto since I already have a 4120 cut. Since you want a 3 pt hitch w/pto you're going to be in the same price range and possibly slightly less cost getting a scut. I looked really hard at both options before I purchased my x758, but if I planned on having a 3 pt hitch to run implements on it would have been a no brainer for me to get a scut.
    I would be on board with BigCSS here. The 3-point operation of the SCUT is much more usable than on the X. On the X Series, there is no "in-between" settings for the 3-point. It is either all the way up or all the way down. With the 1 Series, you can adjust and hold the 3-point at any level within its travel limit. That will be much better for a blade operation or any other implement you want on back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Lang View Post
    I would be on board with BigCSS here. The 3-point operation of the SCUT is much more usable than on the X. On the X Series, there is no "in-between" settings for the 3-point. It is either all the way up or all the way down. With the 1 Series, you can adjust and hold the 3-point at any level within its travel limit. That will be much better for a blade operation or any other implement you want on back.
    Correct buying the 1025r not the 1023e..

    From what I'm reading and what you intend to do and the price of a x758 versus 1023e ,may be $50.00 cheaper . Having a x will do what you are wanting to do .But you will be limited to class 0 attachments can not use class 1 attachments. With x series you have a gas engine , and single speed for transaxle. For series 1 you have the choice of Low or High range ,saves tearing out the transaxle doing some things you shouldn't have been doing.
    You have a diesel uses less fuel doing the same job as your gas engine.
    I have owned both, just finished mowing with a x585 (not mine) I prefer the 1025r hands down.

    My advice, go to a dealer , try both , the attachments you want, try them if you can. Over the past 15 yrs I seen a lot of people go and buy a smaller machine and within 6mo to a yr they are sorry and buying the bigger machine.
    Just my 2 cents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by etcallhome View Post
    Correct buying the 1025r not the 1023e..

    From what I'm reading and what you intend to do and the price of a x758 versus 1023e ,may be $50.00 cheaper . Having a x will do what you are wanting to do .But you will be limited to class 0 attachments can not use class 1 attachments x's have a cat 1 hitches With x series you have a gas engine you can get diesel, and single speed for transaxle. For series 1 you have the choice of Low or High range ,saves tearing out the transaxle doing some things you shouldn't have been doing.
    You have a diesel uses less fuel doing the same job as your gas engine.
    I have owned both, just finished mowing with a x585 (not mine) I prefer the 1025r hands down.

    My advice, go to a dealer , try both , the attachments you want, try them if you can. Over the past 15 yrs I seen a lot of people go and buy a smaller machine and within 6mo to a yr they are sorry and buying the bigger machine.
    Just my 2 cents.
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    Thank you all.

    is there any way to add position controll to a 3 point so there's more options than all the way up or down? Can it still apply down pressure?

    It wouldn't bother me to use a box blade and then finish it with a drag mat for leveling.

    I want a tractor with a diesel as these motors are good for about 5000 hours.
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