I have been through the loam moving stage, and it's never as easy as you may think, but our tractor projects become a labor anyway, so...... I wish you great luck with the bucket. Nice video and a good looking installation. I used my X580 when I owned it and moved way more loam using the front blade, and up hills !! You'll have fun, but I suggest you till the yard before you spread the loam. Till, fill, first growth. All with the X580. (My 1023e arrives Thursday.)
As soon as I get delivery of top soil I'll make another video. Some question as to when I'll get the top soil since governor of NY has shut down all non essential business.plus got a few inches of snow last night. Controls are two toggle switches( arms up/down) Bucket roll. ( similar set up to johnny bucket) I believe could be replaced with joy stick if that is your preference. I have run some tests-- loader will easily lift 300 lbs to full height,( probably more but that is as much as I want to go ) should easily handle full bucket of top soil or mulch. Unit has considerable down pressure ( can lift front of tractor off ground quite easily ) Did some light digging in mulch bed and loader handled it quite easily( its soft soil) I was a bit spastic with controls, but longer I did it more proficient I was becoming with it. Tried it on unbroken ground and it basically scraped the soil,( probably didnt help that I'm not yet super proficient with control) probably need tooth bar if I was going to do a lot of digging. I dont think I'll be digging with it much so I'll pass on tooth bar Bucket holds approx 3 cu feet, which is slightly larger than Johnny Bucket jr and slightly smaller than Little buck loader. Cant wait to get the top soil and put that bad boy to work, like any "loader" I'm sure there will be learning curve on my part on most efficient way to use loader and get proficient with toggle switches.
Should be a very useful tool for me in addition to topsoil I have some small bushes that need to come out that LGM will help with. And after the top soil project I'll get 10 yards of mulch in. What I like about the LGM is if I am proficient enough I can apply the mulch where needed Over and around small obstacles on ground ( Bushes and 'yard art") unlike johnny bucket where you basically dump it close to where you want and and then spend more time hand spreading it around bushes , flower boxes, yard art etc. Johnny bucket is fine product, but with ability to lift almost 4 feet off ground I believe the LGM is much more versatile- on plus side for Johnny bucket its an established product been out over 20 years I believe. LGM offers similar performance to little buck loader, which wasn't available to X5xx series owners. This is nice for 500 series owners- LGM is despite what the naysayers say, much more than a light duty wheel barrow, its a real loader- just on a smaller scale- light duty loader is good label for it
the thing about BOBL is that yes he has upgraded every year but he still speaks fondly about his past mowers. I suspect if he were driving down the road and saw his old X580 or X738 being used he would have to stop and check in! the fact he has now experienced multiple levels of Deere and loved them all speaks volumes about John Deere.
ilovegreen, keep us updated on you new loader! I've contacted the maker as well to see what the ballpark price is. might be something of interest next year. good to see your brush guard was able to stay on.
Yeah I was being a bit cheeky about next years 2025r-- but I agree Tab-- Bob speaks very highly of his former machines- I value his input because he has experienced both the 500 and 700 series, and this coming year he can add the 1 series to his expertise
As for loader- Carlos is a great guy, he will answer all you questions and does top flight work, in next video I'll take some shots of his welds-- top notch work!! It takes 4-6 weeks to get loader but that's because Carlos does all the work himself.
Well still waiting for my 20 yards of topsoil ( hopefully this week) in meantime had a few big pine tree limbs come down in backyard, cut them up and loaded them in LGM and we made quick work of those limbs and transported then right down to burning pit
Tractor runs great,bought it used.when I hit the PTO button,sometimes the blades engage, sometimes they don't.Sometimes if I kick turn the left spindle they will.engauge again.What could this be?Thanks
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I thought that we could use a thread here for the little guys. I have often wanted to post something but there wasn't a general thread for those of us with GTs and LTs.
I will go first.
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