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Not sure why you want to have the both installed at the same time ?

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Maybe he wants to push the snow out of the way so he can mow?! :laugh:

EDIT: I guess I should try to be somewhat useful. I have tried hooking up the quick hitch on a few machines over the years and am successful sometimes, but not others. I'm not sure why to be honest. My reason for doing so? Ease of transportation. When I sell one and deliver to a customer, I'd rather have it on the tractor that try to manhandle it with a broom, blower, or blade.
 

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Like this? It is a X739 but should be the same as the X728.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgU2E0ruqL4&t=315s

Not my video but it does fit at least the X7xx. I haven't tried it on my X585 but I also don't put the mower on it anymore. I have been thinking about converting my Dethatcher over to this.
 

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If you have the deck on either of these tractors, can you install the quick hitch???
It depends on the style of quick hitch.

The quick hitch from the 425, 445 & 455 will fit the X400, X500 & X700 series garden tractors. This hitch will not allow the deck to be installed at the same time as the quick hitch on the X series garden tractors. This hitch has the solid bar at the bottom & latches at the top.

The new style X series garden tractor quick hitch has the solid bar at the top & the latches at the bottom. This hitch will work with the mower deck installed.
 

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Like this? It is a X739 but should be the same as the X728.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgU2E0ruqL4&t=315s

Not my video but it does fit at least the X7xx. I haven't tried it on my X585 but I also don't put the mower on it anymore. I have been thinking about converting my Dethatcher over to this.
That is what I bought. Works nice. I see the newer quick hitch hooks up differently...
 

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It depends on the style of quick hitch.

The quick hitch from the 425, 445 & 455 will fit the X400, X500 & X700 series garden tractors. This hitch will not allow the deck to be installed at the same time as the quick hitch on the X series garden tractors. This hitch has the solid bar at the bottom & latches at the top.

The new style X series garden tractor quick hitch has the solid bar at the top & the latches at the bottom. This hitch will work with the mower deck installed.
That is what I thought...
 

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I figured that is what you were trying to do. No other reason to have it on with the mower deck short of just transporting stuff.

If what ChrisR stated is accurate, I have the new style on My X585. That shocks me because it is a 2002 model. I have the solid bar on top and pins on the bottom.

Like I said, I don't use my mower anymore so it isn't an issue for me if I fabricate up a bracket like this for my dethacher. I just just run out and get some steel to throw it together. Shouldn't take much. It is getting to be about that time. Though I was in the back yard the other day where it is shaded from the pine trees. This isn't an area that drifts and I don't go back there in the winter so it isn't like I was piling up snow there. When I walked through it, the snow was over my knees.
 

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I figured that is what you were trying to do. No other reason to have it on with the mower deck short of just transporting stuff.

If what ChrisR stated is accurate, I have the new style on My X585. That shocks me because it is a 2002 model. I have the solid bar on top and pins on the bottom.

Like I said, I don't use my mower anymore so it isn't an issue for me if I fabricate up a bracket like this for my dethacher. I just just run out and get some steel to throw it together. Shouldn't take much. It is getting to be about that time. Though I was in the back yard the other day where it is shaded from the pine trees. This isn't an area that drifts and I don't go back there in the winter so it isn't like I was piling up snow there. When I walked through it, the snow was over my knees.
Are you still using that quick hitch????
 

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Are you still using that quick hitch????
Yes. The X585 is used now for plowing snow in the winter and maybe some snowblowing if it gets really bad like this year. Then once the snow melts the FEL goes on till next snow season. I took the quick hitch off last weekend because I was moving some of my snow banks with the FEL so they would melt quicker. So I use it all winter.

I have a Z950R for mowing and picking up leaves which is why I don't use the mower on the X585 anymore.
 

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Yes. The X585 is used now for plowing snow in the winter and maybe some snowblowing if it gets really bad like this year. Then once the snow melts the FEL goes on till next snow season. I took the quick hitch off last weekend because I was moving some of my snow banks with the FEL so they would melt quicker. So I use it all winter.

I have a Z950R for mowing and picking up leaves which is why I don't use the mower on the X585 anymore.
Maybe we could swap quick hitches for the right price???
 

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Maybe we could swap quick hitches for the right price???
Well I don't know if mine fits with the mower deck. I just know it has the bar in the upper position since I pulled it off last weekend and about dislocated my shoulder trying to do so.

I really don't know the history of mine. I bought my machine as part of buying the house from my Father-in-law. He bought it new in 2002 when the X Series first came out. However I don't know that he swapped out all the attachments. I say that because he had a 400 series before the X585 and much of that would have fit. It is possible that he bought the tractor with the mower deck and everything else carried over from the other machine. I think the blower is that case. It is possible that the quick hitch is that way. I have never looked at them in comparison to other versions. I kind of thought they were all the same.
 

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Well I don't know if mine fits with the mower deck. I just know it has the bar in the upper position since I pulled it off last weekend and about dislocated my shoulder trying to do so.

I really don't know the history of mine. I bought my machine as part of buying the house from my Father-in-law. He bought it new in 2002 when the X Series first came out. However I don't know that he swapped out all the attachments. I say that because he had a 400 series before the X585 and much of that would have fit. It is possible that he bought the tractor with the mower deck and everything else carried over from the other machine. I think the blower is that case. It is possible that the quick hitch is that way. I have never looked at them in comparison to other versions. I kind of thought they were all the same.
Just saw a youtube that shows the difference in the 2 quick hitch's. The quick hitch I have is for the 445 model, I bought it separate. The x-series tractors all came with the other quick hitch, that is the reason your x tractor has it. That being said and you don't use your deck, I would like to swap my quick hitch with yours, plus $250.

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Just saw a youtube that shows the difference in the 2 quick hitch's. The quick hitch I have is for the 445 model, I bought it separate. The x-series tractors all came with the other quick hitch, that is the reason your x tractor has it. That being said and you don't use your deck, I would like to swap my quick hitch with yours, plus $250.

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I guess I would be open to the idea. My main concern is that while I don't use the blower much, I do use it. I don't know if the dimensions are any different to where I am going to have an issue with the drive shaft.

He is using the X Series Quick Hitch that I have with the 46 blower that I have. He is mentioning that the blower was from a 4x5 and his shaft length was an issue.

https://youtu.be/1ED5PlVpMYc?t=684

I assume this is the comparison video that you mentioned.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt_e1eJb-bM
 

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I have an X738 that has my quick hitch and mower on currently. My son just put them on today.
 

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I have an X738 that has my quick hitch and mower on currently. My son just put them on today.
Ya, the quick hitch that I have did not come with the tractor. I had to find one and the one I found I assume is from a 4X5 series. It fits both the X series and the 4X5 series. The quick hitch that is made for the X series only fits the X series.
 

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I guess I would be open to the idea. My main concern is that while I don't use the blower much, I do use it. I don't know if the dimensions are any different to where I am going to have an issue with the drive shaft.

He is using the X Series Quick Hitch that I have with the 46 blower that I have. He is mentioning that the blower was from a 4x5 and his shaft length was an issue.

https://youtu.be/1ED5PlVpMYc?t=684

I assume this is the comparison video that you mentioned.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt_e1eJb-bM
I have a model 46 blower and use it with my 485..
 
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