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I have a x758 that I'd like to add a rear PTO and 3pt hitch

From what I can tell it looks like the hardware will run about $900

Does anyone here have experience in doing this with a x758? How intensive is it to do it yourself? What would a person expect to pay in labor to have a shop to do the install?
 

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I did the 3pt hitch on my X739 and it took me most of a day. It wasn't very difficult but I did spend a lot of time reading and rereading the directions to make sure I didn't screw anything up. My dealer had quoted me about 5 hours for them to do it so what ever your shop charges by the hour that should give you a ball park labor charge. The hitch kit itself was around $600.

I don't have the PTO but the kit retails for $980 and I have heard that its easier to install than the 3 pt. hitch so maybe 2-3 hours?
 

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I did both on my x595.The 3pt isn't bad it is a little more involved on the newer models than the older.The pto is easy and the instruction are easy to follow.
 

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Thank you all. I read through the manual this posted on green dealer.com for the PTO instructions. He did not seem too overly complicated. I think I'll go to the DIY route.

One thing I did notice that concerned me was they did not have the X758 model on the compatibility list for the PTO kit. Part # BM 23588


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I may end up just adding the 3pt hitch and quick connect attachment at this time (for a box blade) and then add the PTO down the road if I want to run different attachments.

Do I need to add anything (such as the power beyond kit) in order to use the hydraulics to raise/lower/etc the 3pt hitch? Or does everything you need come with the 3pt hitch kit?
 

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I may end up just adding the 3pt hitch and quick connect attachment at this time (for a box blade) and then add the PTO down the road if I want to run different attachments.

Do I need to add anything (such as the power beyond kit) in order to use the hydraulics to raise/lower/etc the 3pt hitch? Or does everything you need come with the 3pt hitch kit?
Everything you need comes in the kit including the hydraulic lines needed for changing the position of the hydraulic cylinder.

Also, BM23588 is the correct PTO kit for the current X7's if you decide to add that later.

Here's my 3pt, I-match quick hitch and box blade on the X739. Note: the hydraulic top link was custom made and isn't part of the 3pt kit, you will get a standard screw type top link.
 

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There is a lockout valve kit for the spool valve that is best installed with the 3PH. Many tractors come with it already, but not all. It's mainly to separate the 4-port from the deck/3PH. Highly recommend.

I also routed the second spool valves to the rear of the tractor and installed quick connect ports there for use with implements, etc. I use mine mainly for my hydraulic dump trailer, but they could be used to turn a scrapper or rake or for a hydraulic toplink. I made my own setup, but JD sells a kit. I didn't like where the JD kit mounted and I wanted 1/2" adapters so I could use attachments on both my X and my bigger Kioti.
 

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Everything you need comes in the kit including the hydraulic lines needed for changing the position of the hydraulic cylinder.

Also, BM23588 is the correct PTO kit for the current X7's if you decide to add that later.

Here's my 3pt, I-match quick hitch and box blade on the X739. Note: the hydraulic top link was custom made and isn't part of the 3pt kit, you will get a standard screw type top link.
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Everything you need comes in the kit including the hydraulic lines needed for changing the position of the hydraulic cylinder.

Also, BM23588 is the correct PTO kit for the current X7's if you decide to add that later.

Here's my 3pt, I-match quick hitch and box blade on the X739. Note: the hydraulic top link was custom made and isn't part of the 3pt kit, you will get a standard screw type top link.
I'm gonna have to research how the 3pt works and why it's a screw style top link from the factory. I assume your hydraulic one makes hookups a lot quicker.


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I'm gonna have to research how the 3pt works and why it's a screw style top link from the factory. I assume your hydraulic one makes hookups a lot quicker.


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There all screw type with any tractor.I wish they came with a 3rd hydro port to add a hydraulic cylinder to the arm also.You could really do some nice grade work with a box blade then.
 

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I'm gonna have to research how the 3pt works and why it's a screw style top link from the factory. I assume your hydraulic one makes hookups a lot quicker.


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Yep, hookups are easier/faster and making adjustments to the cutting angle of the box blade while on the move is also a big advantage.

Here's a pic showing the standard top link before I added the hydraulic.
 

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Yep, hookups are easier/faster and making adjustments to the cutting angle of the box blade while on the move is also a big advantage.

Here's a pic showing the standard top link before I added the hydraulic.
Very impressive. That would definitely be something I'd like to do when I order my 3pt setup.
 

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Eric, that top link looks awesome! I'm getting a new x758 with a 3PH and wouldn't mind getting that hydraulic top link. Any chance you can point me in the direction of the manufacturer and provide a rough cost range? And I assume you installed it yourself?
 

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Eric, that top link looks awesome! I'm getting a new x758 with a 3PH and wouldn't mind getting that hydraulic top link. Any chance you can point me in the direction of the manufacturer and provide a rough cost range? And I assume you installed it yourself?
Contact Brian at Fit Rite Hydraulics, he does great work but the waiting list is long since he is a one man operation. If I remember right it was around $300 delivered with a 2 month lead time. https://www.fitritehydraulics.com/

I installed the rear auxiliary hydraulic kit https://www.auxhyd.com/X-Series-Rear-Hydraulic-Kit-RKXSeries.htm myself (easy) and the top link will come with the correct hoses and couplers so that's all you need.
 

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Only way to go. Definitely on the to do list whether it goes on the x758 or on the future 2038R
 
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