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X570 with 48" deck - $7800
X580 with 54" deck - $9100

That is $1300. About $300 is the deck size, so about $1000 for the hydraulic deck lift and power steering. The electric blower lift (to use the 47 blower) is about $500, so only $500 more to get the hydraulic lift and power steering. That is not a lot of money when you figure the tractor can easily last 10-20 years.
Last year when I bought my first Deere, I looked at the X3 and X5 series. I have around 1.5 acres to cut and a 150’ driveway with around a 10 degree slope. I went into the dealer thinking a X570 was in my future. After talking to the dealer, I bought the X580. There are quite a few things that the X580 has over the X570 (upgraded seat and HDAP rear tires are 2 of them), but the power steering and lift alone are well worth the upgrade. I didn’t go with the blower but did buy the 48” plow, 2 suitcase weights, and Tara grips for the rear tires (I have a new driveway so chains were out). Based on advise that I got from here, I didn’t install the tara grips and first tried it with the weights only.

So far this winter, I have only had to plow 3 times - the tractor performed very well, no traction issues at all. The HDAP tires are great and have handled the snow without issue. We are looking at 6-8” of snow tomorrow, so hopefully they continue to perform well. I can’t say enough how much the hydro lift helps ! It would be much more difficult lifting the blade manually with as often as you have to do it. And the power steering is far more helpful that I would of ever expected.

As Frogmore stated, it is well worth the extra $ to go with the X580 vs X570. I am so glad I did.
 

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Last year when I bought my first Deere, I looked at the X3 and X5 series. I have around 1.5 acres to cut and a 150’ driveway with around a 10 degree slope. I went into the dealer thinking a X570 was in my future. After talking to the dealer, I bought the X580. There are quite a few things that the X580 has over the X570 (upgraded seat and HDAP rear tires are 2 of them), but the power steering and lift alone are well worth the upgrade. I didn’t go with the blower but did buy the 48” plow, 2 suitcase weights, and Tara grips for the rear tires (I have a new driveway so chains were out). Based on advise that I got from here, I didn’t install the tara grips and first tried it with the weights only.

So far this winter, I have only had to plow 3 times - the tractor performed very well, no traction issues at all. The HDAP tires are great and have handled the snow without issue. We are looking at 6-8” of snow tomorrow, so hopefully they continue to perform well. I can’t say enough how much the hydro lift helps ! It would be much more difficult lifting the blade manually with as often as you have to do it. And the power steering is far more helpful that I would of ever expected.

As Frogmore stated, it is well worth the extra $ to go with the X580 vs X570. I am so glad I did.
Well stated. It also has a hydraulic filter which the X570 does not. My son runs the X570 but is young and so the lack of power steering and using the manual raise/lower pedal is good for him. We did put the HDAP Tires on it.
 

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Well stated. It also has a hydraulic filter which the X570 does not. My son runs the X570 but is young and so the lack of power steering and using the manual raise/lower pedal is good for him. We did put the HDAP Tires on it.
Well Your son and Yourself will be busy in a few Hour's Just like me. Supposed to start snowing about 2am, Supposedly we'll have a few snow days over the next 5 to 7 Days (y)
 

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I have an X300 i bought new 15 years ago for about 3K.I cut about 3 acres of lawn and sometime when my JD 1050 is down i use it in the field where i usually would use the bushhog. Does not have the HP to cut tall grass but works great on my lawn even on a slope.250 hrs and still the same belt. Mulch leaves in the fall too. I fell i got my money,s worth for going a JD dealer instead of a box store to get the 300 series. Seat is worn out but who cares. Oil and filter every year.
 

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Well Your son and Yourself will be busy in a few Hour's Just like me. Supposed to start snowing about 2am, Supposedly we'll have a few snow days over the next 5 to 7 Days (y)
You are correct. Just finished again today.(y)

I was up to his place early and he had it done already.
 

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You are correct. Just finished again today.(y)

I was up to his place early and he had it done already.
How Far does he Live from You ? Is he still in Boone county ?
 
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