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    How long will a X748 go?

    Hello,
    I bought an X748SE new 6 years ago. It now has 834 hours on it. I'm wondering how long I can expect it to last. I mow about 5 acres, Blow snow with it, blade, and a 647 tiller. It always performs great. I must admit, most of the time I feel like I'm torturing the poor thing. I change the oil and Hydro fluid , and other service every 200 hours or every year. I have seen posts on this forum that the X series would probably only last 600 hours. I find that rather amusing since that would only be 3 oil changes and mine works like new.
    Haven't had any trouble with it except a couple of bent front fenders. The deck could use new wheels, but otherwise that looks good as well. Should I trade soon?
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    I agree with DS, those yanmar diesel engines last a long time, as long as they are maintained correctly. Sounds like you are doing the proper maintenance, so i see no reason you shouldnt get another 1000 or so out of it.
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    A properly taken care of machine such as yours should not stop until at least 2000 hours. The problem is we usually want a new machine long before we need one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martian View Post
    A properly taken care of machine such as yours should not stop until at least 2000 hours. The problem is we usually want a new machine long before we need one.
    Martian hit right on the head. These machines will last as long as you need them to or till you want a new
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    The closest thing to a hydrostatic transmission I've ever owned is a car or truck with an automatic transmission. When a garden tractor (or one of the larger tractors) finally gives up the ghost, is it usually engine related, or transmission related? If it's the hydro, do they fail due to frequent overheating or just wearing out? This is assuming you park the tractor in a shed or garage when not in use and perform the recommended preventative maintenance.

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    IMHO, the items that go ate the things that are not maintained. A hydro trans can go for a long time if the fluid is changed. Burned fluid is common and a killer to a trans. Our 8300 has almost 9000 hours and its still kicking without a rebuild... That's a hydro unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Our 8300 has almost 9000 hours and its still kicking without a rebuild... That's a hydro unit.
    9000 hours!!!!!!! I'm estimating I'll put 100 hours per year on my 2520 when I get it. I will certainly be changing all of the fluids yearly as well as doing whatever other maintenance Deere recommends if it means I even have a chance at anything over 3000 hours. 9000 hours means my not-yet-conceived grandchildren will be using the thing.

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    Arlen:

    Is that X748SE an AWS unit? If so, I'll gladly trade you my L-130 with less than 100-hours on it for your tired and worn out X748SE.
    I have more ideas than ambition.


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    I just bought a X748. I dought that I will wear it out in my lifetime as I am 68. I would think they should last at least 3500 to 4000 hours if maintained & not used for something they were not designed for. I had a fifteen year old 455 with 750 hours on it I bought new and it still felt & ran like new. I traded because I had use for the AWD.

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