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    Some small mods on the X540

    As small as these mods are it is a start.
    The pics 2-4 are taking the rear tires off to go get them filled with Rim Guard and putting them back on. While I was at the tire shop, they had a new JD 6130D there filling its rear tires, sweet tractor would not want that bill for filling Anyway he put 10 gallons of Rim Guard in each of my tires giving it an extra 220lbs of weight, that should be enough to push the snow plow.
    In the first pic, it is hard to see but I put the wheel spinner knob from the 1026R on the X540
    Its not much! But its mine!
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    52''X24'' Lawn Roller

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    Looks like a comfortable seat to mow the lawn. How much was the Rim Guard if you don't mind me asking?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    Looks like a comfortable seat to mow the lawn. How much was the Rim Guard if you don't mind me asking?


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    The seat is not bad even for a old tall fat man like me we will see how it is in a year or two. As for the Rim Guard they only charged me for 8 [email protected] 2.59 per gallon and a 25.00 pumping fee, so I have 70 into it. That 6130D, they said it would hold 100 gallons per tire, but only put 50 in each
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    48'' Snow Plow with Angle Kit
    52''X24'' Lawn Roller

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    Extra 220 Lbs of Weight

    Quote Originally Posted by has15 View Post
    As small as these mods are it is a start.
    The pics 2-4 are taking the rear tires off to go get them filled with Rim Guard and putting them back on. While I was at the tire shop, they had a new JD 6130D there filling its rear tires, sweet tractor would not want that bill for filling Anyway he put 10 gallons of Rim Guard in each of my tires giving it an extra 220lbs of weight, that should be enough to push the snow plow.
    In the first pic, it is hard to see but I put the wheel spinner knob from the 1026R on the X540
    Its not much! But its mine!
    Jeff
    Hi Jeff,
    I'm curious about the extra 220 lbs. of weight you just added to your rear tires. Do you pan to mow with this added weight in the tires? The reason I ask is a couple of years ago I got lazy and left the wheel weights on my 325 all summer and I ended up with shallow grooves in my lawn! It took at least two years for the frost to even thing out. Wondering if you know something I don't or if your Michigan
    soil is just harder than my Illinois prairie loam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDGeek View Post
    Hi Jeff,
    I'm curious about the extra 220 lbs. of weight you just added to your rear tires. Do you pan to mow with this added weight in the tires? The reason I ask is a couple of years ago I got lazy and left the wheel weights on my 325 all summer and I ended up with shallow grooves in my lawn! It took at least two years for the frost to even thing out. Wondering if you know something I don't or if your Michigan
    soil is just harder than my Illinois prairie loam.
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    Hi Curt.
    I don't know about the soil, and we just have a average yard. But I am a believer in weight. I guess if I mowed the same pattern every time I might start some kind of groove, but no grooves started with the 1026R I had, and it had loaded tires and weighed twice as much as the X540. I do roll my yard in the spring while it is still soft for what good it does.
    Hope some of this made sence to you
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    With my 445 I would leave tracks if I mowed the same tracks without any added weight.

    I cannot wait to see the plow Jeff.



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    with the Front mower the tires are filled on that and it doesnt leave marks, it did before because it didnt have enough traction but now its good, i mow in a different direction every time but id doesnt "groove" to bad

    if it does groove run a roller over it in the spring , summer, and fall
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    With my 445 I would leave tracks if I mowed the same tracks without any added weight.

    I cannot wait to see the plow Jeff.
    Easy Brian, It's just the JD 48'' plow. If I could have made the Curtis work I would have kept it
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    Very nice X540!!!
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    So has the extra weight helped with lawn striping? We need pictures



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