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After reading Yank's thread, I can't help but share my own excitement as I wait (patiently, patiently, grrrr) for my new X758 to arrive. The dealer has to order everything from Deere, so I guess at least I should hopefully get fresh stock. :)

The decision between it and the 1025R was almost impossible and took a couple months of research and thought, especially since my neighbor has the 1025R and another down the street also just got one. But in the end, while I see the value of a FEL, and could certainly make use of it in a limited manner, I decided the X758's benefits were more important to me since my primary uses are going to be mowing and snow blowing, and I want the best for those tasks.

Got the 54" blower, 54" HC deck with mulch control & center wheel, rear electric spreader, and brush guard (for summer only I guess). Also got the electric deflector kit for the blower, a Deck Dolly, and a cheap JD poly trailer to supplement my ancient (and somewhat too small) 50.

I'm upgrading from an LX255 bought in 2000 that's still going strong but is just too underpowered for my new property, which in turn replaced an old Deere 68 rear engine. I can't remember a time in my life I haven't ridden a green mower, and I'm hoping the X758 will be the last one I ever need to buy - excepting having to upgrade to something bigger for some reason!
 

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Many years of safe fun use :bigthumb:
 

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You are going to love it. Mine rides like a dream. Took it thru my fields with 12 inch grass. Diesel engine never changed pitch. Beautiful cut. When you get it, drop your tire air pressure and level your deck. Don’t trust it from the store, mine was off east to west. Once you get it level, the cut is beautiful. Go ahead and order you filter and oil for your 8 hour change. Check your hydraulic fluid level at first and then after running for a few hours.
 

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Congrats My son has one and loves it.:good2::good2:
 

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Congratulations. I upgraded to an X738 about 60 days ago. It's everything I'll need until the dirt nap. I see you bought the electric spreader. I've owned one for a couple of years now and it does one hell of a good job. Just don't put anything wet or clumpy in it and you'll be all set. Good luck.

Did you get the 3pt hitch?
 

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Congratulations on your purchase. You have bought what I consider to be a world class machine and the premier L&G Tractor sold today of any brand. GTT member Yank has set a very good example. He very methodically worked through his selection process and sought input and ideas from others here on GTT. In the end, he selected the machine which best suits his needs and planned uses, which is precisely what each of us should do. Sounds like you have done the same.

With neighbors having 1025r's and likely at least one of them has a front end loader, you can always work out a deal and get the neighbor to help you with any FEL tasks which might arise. There will be times when using the two machines together really makes sense to efficiently complete a project. Neighbors working together and helping each other is a good thing.

One of my neighbors has a x738 and he and I help each other all of the time and it works out for all involved. He has me core aerate his lawn each fall and also when he has mulch delivered in the spring, I always stage it for him with the bucket and FEL to avoid him having to shovel it into his cart and then off load it where needed. He has the snow blower for his machine and while I plow our roads, he keeps the road banks blown back to maintain full width of the roads.

You are going to love your new machine and its going to give you decades of service. The balance and operation of your new machine is simply outstanding for a L&G machine. Make sure to share photo's with us when it arrives. Now, you will be finding options and accessories to help expand your machines value to you.

Of course, we also love to help other GTT members spend their money.....:good2::gizmo:

Congratulations and hopefully you won't have to wait long for the delivery of your new machine....:bigthumb:
 

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Congrats My son has one and loves it.:good2::good2:
How have you and your new 1025r getting along, DrifterBike? How many hours do you have on it now?

You also have a larger machine for handling many of the FEL tasks, etc. which if I recall, was a factor in your last trade and purchase.

I haven't seen you around here on GTT as often as I used to, perhaps we are just in different threads...... Hope all is well with you and your family. ........:good2:
 

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Congratulations. I upgraded to an X738 about 60 days ago. It's everything I'll need until the dirt nap. I see you bought the electric spreader. I've owned one for a couple of years now and it does one hell of a good job. Just don't put anything wet or clumpy in it and you'll be all set. Good luck.

Did you get the 3pt hitch?
I hope to use the spreader basically for fertilizer in summer and ice melter and/or salt in winter, as I have a huge driveway that always turns into a sheet of ice. I bought the optional barrier for it, which is supposed to turn it into a drop spreader (so it's not flinging stuff everywhere).

Didn't get the 3pt hitch, as I don't actually have anything to hook up to it yet. I don't expect to do any tilling on this land, as the dirt is basically pure sand with a bit of topsoil on top. I'm debating various lawn implements like an aerator or dethatcher, but due to ground conditions neither seem too critical. Do you have it? What do you find it useful for?


Congratulations on your purchase. You have bought what I consider to be a world class machine and the premier L&G Tractor sold today of any brand. GTT member Yank has set a very good example. He very methodically worked through his selection process and sought input and ideas from others here on GTT. In the end, he selected the machine which best suits his needs and planned uses, which is precisely what each of us should do. Sounds like you have done the same.
Yes! While I wasn't actively asking questions here, I spent a LOT of time reading threads and learning everything I could about all the plusses and minuses of both machines. My choice went back and forth numerous times as, for a while, one machine seemed significantly better than the other. But I now know exactly what I'm getting, exactly what I'm not getting, and I'm fully satisfied with my choice.

With neighbors having 1025r's and likely at least one of them has a front end loader, you can always work out a deal and get the neighbor to help you with any FEL tasks which might arise. There will be times when using the two machines together really makes sense to efficiently complete a project. Neighbors working together and helping each other is a good thing.
Exactly! I figure if I really need the capabilities of a 1 series, I could borrow his tractor or ask him to help (he loves using it). We're always helping each other out like that - last winter when my ATV proved inadequate for clearing the huge amount of snow we got, he kept my driveway clear all winter with his FEL. This winter I hope to return the favor with my new blower. I also suspect I'll be mowing a few places on his property where the ROPS is a problem.

One of my neighbors has a x738 and he and I help each other all of the time and it works out for all involved. He has me core aerate his lawn each fall and also when he has mulch delivered in the spring, I always stage it for him with the bucket and FEL to avoid him having to shovel it into his cart and then off load it where needed. He has the snow blower for his machine and while I plow our roads, he keeps the road banks blown back to maintain full width of the roads.

You are going to love your new machine and its going to give you decades of service. The balance and operation of your new machine is simply outstanding for a L&G machine. Make sure to share photo's with us when it arrives. Now, you will be finding options and accessories to help expand your machines value to you.

Of course, we also love to help other GTT members spend their money.....:good2::gizmo:

Congratulations and hopefully you won't have to wait long for the delivery of your new machine....:bigthumb:
Just heard from the dealer - my tractor is expected in Friday! Will still have to wait for it to be set up, etc...
 

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I know what the manual says. The John Deere manuals are a mess. I would never run any new engine that long without getting the metal shavings and other manufacturing junk out of it. Manual or not. I didn’t use to think it was that big of a deal until I started seeing pictures of what some of these guys were pulling out of new tractors.
 

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I know what the manual says. The John Deere manuals are a mess. I would never run any new engine that long without getting the metal shavings and other manufacturing junk out of it. Manual or not. I didn’t use to think it was that big of a deal until I started seeing pictures of what some of these guys were pulling out of new tractors.
Changed the X590 at 10 hours and 50 after that.The X595 is the same 50 hour schedule. A couple of quarts (3 for the diesel) and a filter is cheap insurance.
 

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To all getting new machines, use them and enjoy them and stay safe. That's the important thing........

Operators manuals are the manufacturers suggestions on service intervals. Most owners, given the choice, would go longer between oil changes. In fact, most don't even keep track of such issues. It largely depends upon how they were instructed to deal with equipment as they grew up or as their job required.

I saw a Kawasaki gas engine on a mower in a shop for service the other day and at 512 hours, the oil had never been changed.....or even checked The owner said he didn't know that "one needed to do such things" was his response. It takes all kinds......:dunno:

Hard to believe people do such things but there are those who simply think putting gas in the machine and turning the key is all they ever need to do. The same mower at 512 hours also had the original mower blades on it. I have butter knives in the kitchen drawer with handles which are sharper and have more of an edge than those mower blades .......:laugh: and surprise, the owner was complaining about the mowers cut......:banghead::laugh: and the way it runs......He was lucky it still runs.

Follow the manuals service intervals or service more often, which ever fits the owners desire. Equipment ownership is a lot like a marriage. You get out of it just what you put into it. Ignore it and take it for granted and bad things can and do happen. Show respect and take good care and the end results are much more likely to be satisfying for all involved.


""I now pronounce you tractor and tractor owner""......
 

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Congrats on the new machine, you'll love your X758, I know I do. As others have said, drop the tire pressure and level the entire deck yourself. Mine was off upon delivery and after the 1st service at 50hrs that the dealer did as well. You should also check the oil, coolant hydro fluid. Mine were all low upon delivery.
 

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I, too, have just gotten a new x578 with a 54" deck. Replaced a Snapper rear engine rider we had just about beat to death. Cutting time halved with the 758.

I concur with checking fluids. My oil and hydro was low. Deck seems level, but cutting lower than indicated. Got it set at 3.5 and it still seems awful low. Not had a chance to check yet.

Yank makes a good point on the oil change. May have to think about that one. Right at 8 hrs now.
 

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Engine oil is easy as can be in the new x7s. Opens valve let oil drain then close valve. Drains easily into a catch pan and the oil filter have a funel under it to catch the oil that drips and drains it out a hose that is again easy to keep clean. 2 qts of new oil and a filter and you are done. Do it at 8hrs and forget about until you hit 50.

My deck came set up perfectly level from the dealer. I checked the level a year after I got it and found they set it 1.5 inches lower than the leveling gauge that came with the tractor. There is a good chance you will need to check and adjust the cutting height on you deck. Again it's very easy to do on the x7s. They also set the deck height with the tires at 30psi or better which may have had something to do with the height being off.
 

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These engines come factory filled with break in oil in them and require so many hrs to seat the rings and make sure parts find there final clearances. 8hrs isnt enough time for this to happen. Changing it as much as you desire is fine after its broke in. Jd has a page abt it ill copy and post it for you to read. Id go by what the manual says 40-50hrs isnt alot for a diesel.
Congrats on your new x758!


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Diesel Engine Break-In Oil

New engines are filled at the factory with either John Deere Break-In™ or John Deere Break-In Plus™ Engine Oil. During the break-in period, add John Deere Break-In™ or Break-In Plus ™ Engine Oil, respectively, as needed to maintain the specified oil level.

Operate the engine under various conditions, particularly heavy loads with minimal idling, to help seat engine components properly.

If John Deere Break-In Engine Oil is used during the initial operation of a new or rebuilt engine, change the oil and filter at a maximum of 250 hours.

If John Deere Break-In Plus Engine Oil is used, change the oil and filter at a minimum of 100 hours and a maximum equal to the interval specified for John Deere Plus-50™ II or Plus-50 oil.

After engine overhaul, fill the engine with either John Deere Break-In™ or Break-In Plus™ Engine Oil.

If John Deere Break-In or Break-In Plus Engine Oil is not available, use an SAE 10W-30 viscosity grade diesel engine oil meeting one of the following and change the oil and filter at a maximum of 100 hours of operation:

API Service Classification CEAPI Service Classification CDAPI Service Classification CCACEA Oil Sequence E2ACEA Oil Sequence E1

IMPORTANT: Do not use Plus-50™ II, Plus-50 or engine oils meeting any of the following for the initial break-in of a new or rebuilt engine:

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API CJ-4

ACEA E9

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API CI-4 PLUS

ACEA E7

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API CI-4

ACEA E6

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API CH-4

ACEA E5

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API CG-4

ACEA E4

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API CF-4

ACEA E3

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API CF-2

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API CF

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These oils will not allow the engine to break in properly.

John Deere Break-In Plus™ Engine Oil can be used for all John Deere diesel engines at all emission certification levels.

After the break-in period, use John Deere Plus-50™ II, John Deere Plus-50, or other diesel engine oil as recommended in this manual.

Break-In is a trademark of Deere & Company.*
Break-In Plus is a trademark of Deere & Company*
Plus-50 is a trademark of Deere & Company.*

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