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Hello,
I bought an X748SE new 6 years ago. It now has 834 hours on it. I'm wondering how long I can expect it to last. I mow about 5 acres, Blow snow with it, blade, and a 647 tiller. It always performs great. I must admit, most of the time I feel like I'm torturing the poor thing. I change the oil and Hydro fluid , and other service every 200 hours or every year. I have seen posts on this forum that the X series would probably only last 600 hours. I find that rather amusing since that would only be 3 oil changes and mine works like new.
Haven't had any trouble with it except a couple of bent front fenders. The deck could use new wheels, but otherwise that looks good as well. Should I trade soon?
 

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These machines can last a loooong time if taken care of. A couple of thousand hours is not out of the question.:thumbup1gif:
 

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I agree with DS, those yanmar diesel engines last a long time, as long as they are maintained correctly. Sounds like you are doing the proper maintenance, so i see no reason you shouldnt get another 1000 or so out of it.
 

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A properly taken care of machine such as yours should not stop until at least 2000 hours. The problem is we usually want a new machine long before we need one.
 

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A properly taken care of machine such as yours should not stop until at least 2000 hours. The problem is we usually want a new machine long before we need one.
Martian hit right on the head:bash:. These machines will last as long as you need them to or till you want a new :kidw_truck_smiley::laugh::drinks:
 

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The closest thing to a hydrostatic transmission I've ever owned is a car or truck with an automatic transmission. When a garden tractor (or one of the larger tractors) finally gives up the ghost, is it usually engine related, or transmission related? If it's the hydro, do they fail due to frequent overheating or just wearing out? This is assuming you park the tractor in a shed or garage when not in use and perform the recommended preventative maintenance.

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IMHO, the items that go ate the things that are not maintained. A hydro trans can go for a long time if the fluid is changed. Burned fluid is common and a killer to a trans. Our 8300 has almost 9000 hours and its still kicking without a rebuild... That's a hydro unit.

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Our 8300 has almost 9000 hours and its still kicking without a rebuild... That's a hydro unit.
9000 hours!!!!!!! I'm estimating I'll put 100 hours per year on my 2520 when I get it. I will certainly be changing all of the fluids yearly as well as doing whatever other maintenance Deere recommends if it means I even have a chance at anything over 3000 hours. 9000 hours means my not-yet-conceived grandchildren will be using the thing. :laugh:

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Arlen:

Is that X748SE an AWS unit? If so, I'll gladly trade you my L-130 with less than 100-hours on it for your tired and worn out X748SE. :laugh:
 

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I just bought a X748. I dought that I will wear it out in my lifetime as I am 68. I would think they should last at least 3500 to 4000 hours if maintained & not used for something they were not designed for. I had a fifteen year old 455 with 750 hours on it I bought new and it still felt & ran like new. I traded because I had use for the AWD.
 

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One of the nice things about the series of deere you are talking about is even if you have issues its worth fixing as long as its something thats well maintained.

Guess I am saying they are well built and worth fixing.

Weather also takes a toll on parts. I bought a new 2305 last year and it gets stored inside so I think the plastics, etc will hold up better. I hope to get 20 plus years out of it at 150 hours a year. Same motor as you are running in the x748.
 

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If the Engine is well maintained, it should go for a very long time! Those Yanmar Diesels are nearly bullet proof, and most definately can go over 2000 hrs with out major issues if maintained. I saw on John Deere's Machinefinder, an X595( older version of the X748 for sale with over 4,000 hrs!
Have heard of a few 455's with with over 5,000 hrs on them, still going strong! If you maintain them, they will Last a long time.

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I've got a X595 that I bought new in 2001. I have around 1400 hrs with no problems. I can the oil, oil filter, fuel filter and trans filter about every 100 hrs. Everyone couple of years I can the hydro fluid. I do take the air hose and blow out off the tractor and engine after every use. I blow out all the screens including the radiator and trans cooler and even the alternator. You wouldn't believe the dust that comes out from the radiator finns and the alternator coils. Most of those hrs are wide open mowing. No problems and runs great.

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Hoiw long will a X748 go?

Hi I am 2003 X495 with 3550 hrs on it and I have had no problem with the engine, stay has lot of power and use a little oil bewteen changes. I use it to cut grass and blow snow for my bussiness. Hope that helps.
 

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Like others have said, an x748 is a nice enough tractor that it would be worth fixing even if something major like an engine or transmission needed repaired or replaced. If it were me, I would just enjoy the tractor, do the regular maintenance, and not worry about the hours. If something eventually wears out and needs to be fixed, go ahead and fix it. That's what I would do.

Heck, on the farm, we have an old Farmall 656 that was purchased by my grandfather new in the 60s. It has close to 20,000 hours on the clock. It's still used quite regularly and is still a good tractor. Sure, it's needed to be repaired and rebuilt over the years, but it's still running strong.
 

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I'm at 930 hours and counting
 

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How Long will an X748 go?

Till it runs out of fuel...:hide: Sorry, couldn't resist.

As mentioned, with proper maintenance and as long as it doesn't get abused or put into a position it wasn't designed for, it should last a long, long time.
 

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I Bought a 2006 John Deere X748 with 62" deck last July to replace a 95 455 AWS. It has 1,692 hrs on the clock and runs like she is new. As long as they are maintained, they will last a long time.
For whatever reason, my 06 X748 starts better then my 06 2305.

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X595 here, but it lives in Australia so rust won't be a problem !

1700 hours up, lots of hard work pulling a set of harrows as well as just mowing. Lots of small parts break (even the seat support....rough ground here !), but the important bits just keep on going.

Until today (see other thread)....electrical gremlins
 
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