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After owning a 2520 for going on 3 years now, I wonder how I ever lived without it. It is by far the best tool in the garage. For all of you out there deciding to buy one or not, just do it and you wont regret it.
 

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Just for my near future enlightenment... You're not sorry you didn't go 2720 then? I'm thinking TLB and mowing in either case.
 

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Just for my near future enlightenment... You're not sorry you didn't go 2720 then? I'm thinking TLB and mowing in either case.
I can honestly say that I have never had any regrets of not going to the 2720. That being said, i would not go any smaller either. The 2520 has great power even when I am really working the 48 inch brush cutter.
 

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I'm just glad I moved to th 30 class when i was thinking about the 23's. My only regret is that I didn't go to the 40's. I'm doing some heavy lifting/pulling and bigger would have definitely been better.

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i only wish the 3pt. hitch was the same as the 2720. my 2520 is 6 years old with 275 hours and the tires have been taking it tough. i call them mud scrapers.
I thought JD had a recall on that issue?
 

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I don't have a 2520. I have it's bigger brother, the 2720. It's a very nice, highly refined machine. The engine is smooth and powerful. It mows well but really excels in loader & backhoe work. It's quite a worker for it's size and weight! The loader and backhoe are very responsive, even at lower engine speeds which is the result of impressive hydraulic capacity. The compact size and hydro drive make for a very maneuverable package. All that said my previous rig was a larger, heavier 1070 equipped with a 10 backhoe. I do miss the larger capacity front loader & bucket when moving dirt. It was also pretty nice having the extended reach of the 10 backhoe. Might be moving up to a larger machine. Just bought some land adjacent to my property and have another project in mind.

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I thought JD had a recall on that issue?
It wasn't a "recall", you had to complain and hope you had a sympathetic dealer to get them replaced.
 

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Well Kennyd, I was close!
 

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It wasn't a "recall", you had to complain and hope you had a sympathetic dealer to get them replaced.
They would replace the draft arms with the new design IF they were rubbing against the inner sidewalls.

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I have a 2520 and am QUITE happy with it. I mow about an acre, but I bought it for its lifting capabilities. I move firewood around a lot, including taking up to 1,000 lb logs off of my trailer and stacking them to start seasoning. I also use my Artillian pallet forks to move split / stacked wood on pallets around 1/3 of a cord or so at a time.

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i think ill go down and get in his shorts. i did not know that they updated the draft bars.
There ya go! Aren't we the coolest guys on the coolest forum? At least I am, just ask me.:lol:
 

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Lets see, life before my Deere 317...
The "wood yard"
Logging Forest Natural environment Tree Woodland

Land Leveling/Grading
Woodland Forest Tree Natural environment Vehicle

Life with my Deere 317...
Stumps in the "wood yard" removed
Soil Vehicle Tree Geological phenomenon Construction equipment

Land Leveling, Precision grading
Soil Wall Asphalt Tree Road surface
Soil Sand Land lot Dirt road Slope

And I also noticed the extra 45 hp too. :thumbup1gif:
 
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