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Hello all! New member here. Although I haven't made any purchases yet, and possibly not til next spring, i'm looking for insight into the x590. I think I've read everything there is online about them, and watched every video. Wife and I are putting our house on the market this summer and plan on buying a few acres (2-5 hopefully) in indiana. We don't have property but we know what we're looking for as to terrain. Mostly flat. I want the x590 because it seems it would fit our needs and we wouldn't be overbuying. Main use will be mowing. Which deck gives a better cut?
We would also use with a cart for transporting items we are working with. The second thing I'm wondering about is attachments such as a tiller. I must say it gets confusing reading about the hitches, and adapters and so on. Do different attachments require different hitches, or can you use,say for instance, power integrel hitch for tiller, rear blade? Then take off the hitch to pull a cart, or is that not necessary? Im hoping that if we move late summer or in the fall that i can wait until spring to make the purchase so im not making a payment all winter while the machine sits unused using up warranty time. Any insight is very much welcome and appreciated and your experience with this model would help me. I know the folks here have the info i need. Thank you.
 

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Hello all! New member here. Although I haven't made any purchases yet, and possibly not til next spring, i'm looking for insight into the x590. I think I've read everything there is online about them, and watched every video. Wife and I are putting our house on the market this summer and plan on buying a few acres (2-5 hopefully) in indiana. We don't have property but we know what we're looking for as to terrain. Mostly flat. I want the x590 because it seems it would fit our needs and we wouldn't be overbuying. Main use will be mowing. Which deck gives a better cut?
We would also use with a cart for transporting items we are working with. The second thing I'm wondering about is attachments such as a tiller. I must say it gets confusing reading about the hitches, and adapters and so on. Do different attachments require different hitches, or can you use,say for instance, power integrel hitch for tiller, rear blade? Then take off the hitch to pull a cart, or is that not necessary? Im hoping that if we move late summer or in the fall that i can wait until spring to make the purchase so im not making a payment all winter while the machine sits unused using up warranty time. Any insight is very much welcome and appreciated and your experience with this model would help me. I know the folks here have the info i need. Thank you.
I’m in East Central Indiana, if you are moving close enough, you’re more than welcome to come look at mine.

I recently traded in my 1025R for a Z950R, so the zero has taken over mower duties. I put close to 400 hours on my X590 already.

The tiller utilizes it’s own mount, all of my other attachments can work off of my power integral hitch. I have plenty of X590 videos...snow blower, sweet corn planting, tilling, Original Tractor Cab, and cultivator. If you’re looking for something else let me know.


https://youtu.be/Wy_eVB2sEes
 

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I’m in East Central Indiana, if you are moving close enough, you’re more than welcome to come look at mine.

I recently traded in my 1025R for a Z950R, so the zero has taken over mower duties. I put close to 400 hours on my X590 already.

The tiller utilizes it’s own mount, all of my other attachments can work off of my power integral hitch. I have plenty of X590 videos...snow blower, sweet corn planting, tilling, Original Tractor Cab, and cultivator. If you’re looking for something else let me know.


https://youtu.be/Wy_eVB2sEes
Cool. I believe I've seen alot of your videos. Are they under blendedfarm? We hope to move around milan or moores hill, somewhere out that way. Your garden was great in the video, thats what i want the tiller for. I plan on the 30 inch mechanical. Wife says im putting the cart before the horse with my tractor research. Hey what can i say, i enjoy it.
 

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Cool. I believe I've seen alot of your videos. Are they under blendedfarm? We hope to move around milan or moores hill, somewhere out that way. Your garden was great in the video, thats what i want the tiller for. I plan on the 30 inch mechanical. Wife says im putting the cart before the horse with my tractor research. Hey what can i say, i enjoy it.
Milan is about 1.5 hours from me, not too far. Yes those are our videos. Some of the attachments have changed with the new 590’s, so make sure whatever attachments you are looking for will work. Mine is a 2015.
 

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Milan is about 1.5 hours from me, not too far. Yes those are our videos. Some of the attachments have changed with the new 590’s, so make sure whatever attachments you are looking for will work. Mine is a 2015.
My plan is to order the tiller with the tractor so i can get a garden ready for planting, then buy the other things as needed as i go along and find exactly which accessories i need.
 

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Here are my thoughts on this.....I had an X590 for a year. They are great mowing machines. We just recently sold our house(1/3 acre city lot) and found our dream acreage with 4.5 acres. I traded up to an X738 this May from the X590 and couldn't be happier. I will say that the X7xx are in a whole new level of comfort and ease of use than the X590. DO yourself a huge favor and just get a x7xx series from the get-go. I know they are much more expensive but you will regret it if you don't. Especially if you are looking for 2-5 acres and tilling duties. Not that the X590 couldn't do it....but the X7xx series are much better at these things.
 

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My advice: Don't put the cart before the horse.

Wait until you get your property, then you have one less thing to move.

Start with a cheap, used $500 ride-on mower, then you can figure out what you need.


If your finances dictate you can afford a "toy", look at a gently used 1025R from a dealer (unless your area is hilly).
 

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Here are my thoughts on this.....I had an X590 for a year. They are great mowing machines. We just recently sold our house(1/3 acre city lot) and found our dream acreage with 4.5 acres. I traded up to an X738 this May from the X590 and couldn't be happier. I will say that the X7xx are in a whole new level of comfort and ease of use than the X590. DO yourself a huge favor and just get a x7xx series from the get-go. I know they are much more expensive but you will regret it if you don't. Especially if you are looking for 2-5 acres and tilling duties. Not that the X590 couldn't do it....but the X7xx series are much better at these things.


Unfortunately the x7xx's arent in my budget. I could make the payment but i dont want to be wrapped up for 5 years plus id never be able to afford the attachments nor would i ever use all of its capabilities. Just more than i would need. Maybe some day!
 

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My advice: Don't put the cart before the horse.

Wait until you get your property, then you have one less thing to move.

Start with a cheap, used $500 ride-on mower, then you can figure out what you need.


If your finances dictate you can afford a "toy", look at a gently used 1025R from a dealer (unless your area is hilly).
I agree. I have a JD push mower i got for free about 12 years ago. I've never done anything to it except put gas in it, and it starts on the 2nd or 3rd pull the first time every year. I'm hooked on the JD's so I really enjoy doing my research before making a purchase. I do have a little leeway with what i "may" need. Seems that the x590 will fit with our home property wants purchase. Mowing and gardening will be its primary use.
 

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I agree. I have a JD push mower i got for free about 12 years ago. I've never done anything to it except put gas in it, and it starts on the 2nd or 3rd pull the first time every year. I'm hooked on the JD's so I really enjoy doing my research before making a purchase. I do have a little leeway with what i "may" need. Seems that the x590 will fit with our home property wants purchase. Mowing and gardening will be its primary use.


Probably the most useful feature that I can see is the 4-wheel-steer. YMMV.
 

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I agree. I have a JD push mower i got for free about 12 years ago. I've never done anything to it except put gas in it, and it starts on the 2nd or 3rd pull the first time every year. I'm hooked on the JD's so I really enjoy doing my research before making a purchase.
I suspect you just lucked out with the push mower as I doubt JD contributed anything to the manufacturing process except the green paint. I'm sure the engine was B&S or Tecumseh.

I bought a JD snow blower once thinking I was getting something a bit better than the run of the mill MTD. Was I ever surprised. Same engine as the machines at the big box stores. The only difference was parts were more expensive and harder to find in stock as most JD dealers don't stock many parts for the OEM power equipment.

Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of JD tractors and some of their equipment but you have to be very careful not to be fooled by the green paint.
 

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Probably the most useful feature that I can see is the 4-wheel-steer. YMMV.
Unless all you do is go out and drive in tight circles, 4WS takes a bit of getting used to if all you've ever used is front steer. The toughest thing is that the rear end moves in the opposite direction of the turn.

For that reason it is easy to get yourself jammed against a wall or fence when trimming close. If your running tight against a fence trimming close and then want to turn away from the fence you can get yourself stuck.
 

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I suspect you just lucked out with the push mower as I doubt JD contributed anything to the manufacturing process except the green paint. I'm sure the engine was B&S or Tecumseh.

I bought a JD snow blower once thinking I was getting something a bit better than the run of the mill MTD. Was I ever surprised. Same engine as the machines at the big box stores. The only difference was parts were more expensive and harder to find in stock as most JD dealers don't stock many parts for the OEM power equipment.

Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of JD tractors and some of their equipment but you have to be very careful not to be fooled by the green paint.
The Deere push mowers are usually not Green, but usually silver decks with black plastic shrouded engines and they are very good machines. Depending upon the age of the machine will determine just how "Deere Specific" it really is. You are right, many of the Deere items sold are private labeled for them and built by someone else. Yes, you pay a premium for the Deere name and their private labeling, but they also tend to pick products which are mid category or higher in quality, made by others for them.

I sold a Deere push mower I had bought new with the grass collector, after it sat unused in my barn for nearly 10 years and a guy with a landscaping / lawn mowing business was super geeked to get it. He paid me more than I thought it was worth, but he made the offer when he saw it in the local shop getting the carb rebuilt since it had sat with fuel in it.......:banghead:

He paid me $275 for the mower and he paid the repair bill, so I was happy. After he paid me $$$ and loaded it in the back of his pickup truck, As he pulled out of the shop parking lot and hit the accelerator on his truck, he soon realized that he forgot to put the tailgate up and the mower came shooting out the back of his truck, bounced off the pavement and landed in the ditch after taking a Tallegega NASCAR backstretch tumble / barrel roll.....Good thing he paid cash........:laugh:

Amazingly, while he broke the plastic control lever for the clutch engagement and had to order the parts to fix it, even after bouncing it off the pavement and into the ditch, it still started and ran. That was last spring and I recently ran into him at the same shop and he mentioned he is still using it and was very happy with it.

Regarding the OP's future tractor, researching it and learning all about it just makes you a more knowledgeable consumer. I mean, all of the time spent looking at tractors and implements and attachment videos, etc. could be spent on porn or something else which tends to have a whole different set of its own issues......:mocking::hide::laugh::dunno:

The x590 is a good machine. I would strongly suggest keeping your eyes out for someone who under bought a new machine and is looking to move up, making their low hour machine available to you for a discounted price. Many of these deals end up being traded and the dealer scalps them pretty good, so it's not uncommon that a machine with just a few hours on it is being credited with 65% to 75% of what they just paid for it, on trade for something else.........

When you are getting ready to buy the tractor, watch Craigslist and other such listings for a machine someone is looking to sell to move up. If the Deere financing is important to you, you can still get it on equipment which the dealer is involved with. If you are paying cash, you will have the most negotiating capabilities.

Research away. Learn the details about the machine and look at all of the after market implements and attachments. Look at used machines on line so you have an idea of what they are worth. But until you have CLOSED on your new property, I wouldn't get locked into anything because you could end up with a deal you couldn't pass up on 8 acres and then your machine needs will be different. So, until you are locked in on the house, I wouldn't lock in on a tractor.

Welcome to GTT and read about the different machines and their uses and benefits. The members on GTT will tell you if they don't like something or if they aren't happy with it. Also, you are going to hear about various dealers and the GTT members experiences. I happen to have a GREAT DEALER, who has been wonderful to deal with. I hope your final experiences are the same.

When it comes down to all of the ways you plan to use your future tractor, you will think of 5 new ways to use it for every one way you planned to use it. It's also critical you drive these machines and try them for yourself while you are considering them as you will find ergonomic things you like and those you don't. I have watched people fret and ponder and consider a machine but once they drive it, they don't like the seat position or something else and just that quickly, it's ruled out. That's why learning about a range of machines, like the x590 and the x7XX is a good idea. Also, when you drive the machine, don't just drive it on the driveway or parking lot at the dealership. Drive it across the lawn at the dealer and see how it rides. You just might be surprised.

One last thing to consider. Anytime you can go from any belt driven implements to shaft driven implements, you are getting a better machine for the long run. No belts to adjust or replace. Usually much simpler connections with the shaft driven implements. It's a win to go to shaft driven implements as they tend to fit a wider range of machines, even over model transitions. A snow blower and tiller which fit on my 455 which I purchased brand new and is now 22 years old will fit the x7xx machines of today and many of the machines in between. The mounts might vary, but the implement will work on these machines. This makes the ease of finding implements used a little easier and means the implements you do end up buying will fit a range of machines.

Don't underestimate the HUGE BENEFIT and advantage of a rear 3 point hitch on the machine you are considering. This is something which you can get on a x7xx and economically, it makes even more sense at that point to look at the 1025R.

Take a look at these machines and their ASKING PRICES. This is something to keep in mind when you are shopping for your tractor. Based upon where you are looking, the Koenig dealer group would likely be your area Deere dealer. Here is the list of lawn and garden tractors they have in used equipment, just to give you and idea on prices, etc....

KOENIG EQUIPMENT, INC. - Used Lawn & Garden Tractors - John Deere MachineFinder

 

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Great info Sulley! Thank you. I was not aware of this option. Where does one research aftermarket attachments and options?
 

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If you are still looking at the x590, I just saw one listed on our local Facebook Marketplace in Grand Rapids MI. It is a 2017 with 14 hours for $6k. Just wanted to mention.
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The Deere push mowers are usually not Green, but usually silver decks with black plastic shrouded engines and they are very good machines. Depending upon the age of the machine will determine just how "Deere Specific" it really is.
That sounds different than most of the JD push mowers I have seen.

JD_push.jpg JD_push2.jpg jd_push3.jpg

You are right, many of the Deere items sold are private labeled for them and built by someone else. Yes, you pay a premium for the Deere name and their private labeling, but they also tend to pick products which are mid category or higher in quality, made by others for them.
I agree. JD does seem to usually pick decent OEM products to brand with their name. The pressure washers and kero heaters I've looked at seemed to be nice. I was however, disappointed with the snow blower I bought. It was nothing like the older ones that JD used to sell. I was expecting better parts handling but instead I was left with the feeling that I had somehow inherited their red-headed step-child. :)

Fortunately that is not the case with the lawn and garden tractors.
 

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I have the 14pz. Grey deck, black motor. 5 hp, 21 inch cut. Its solid and in great shape. It starts every year and mows, it was free so i cant complain.
 
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