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I bought a new 2015 550 XUV from my local J.D. dealer today. We will see if that was a wise decision reliability wise. Take delivery in a week. It has a number of options on it including protection package and the upgraded tires. Realtree hardwoods camp color. Adding a winch and a few other things. Would love to hear from other 550 owners.
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that's great to hear, me-:dunno: i don't own a gator-yet:lol: did u get a roof and windshield with urs?? if u did--i know one fella who wants urs already then:lol: good luck with it, and most of all-have fun:bigthumb:
 

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It has a front brush guard, roof, bed rails, and the optional tires - max big horn?
I am adding a front winch & winch kit, transportable cover (I have a trailer with ramp already), glove box lock
Still thinking of what else to add.
 

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Your Deere herd has a new member. Congratulations
 

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Jim
It has a front brush guard, roof, bed rails, and the optional tires - max big horn?
I am adding a front winch & winch kit, transportable cover (I have a trailer with ramp already), glove box lock
Still thinking of what else to add.
that's a lot of goodies to play with-:bigthumb:did they throw a windshield in with ur roof.:laugh: I didn't know u could get a horn on one. i like that idea of a horn.:good2: is this a 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive?
 

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It has a front brush guard, roof, bed rails, and the optional tires - max big horn?
I am adding a front winch & winch kit, transportable cover (I have a trailer with ramp already), glove box lock
Still thinking of what else to add.
Let there be light..... you gotta add some lights!!!!
 

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I bought a new 2015 550 XUV from my local J.D. dealer today. We will see if that was a wise decision reliability wise. Take delivery in a week. It has a number of options on it including protection package and the upgraded tires. Realtree hardwoods camp color. Adding a winch and a few other things. Would love to hear from other 550 owners.
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Congrats!
Post up some pics when you get er home.:good2:

I put our possible purchase on hold for a bit. We were about to get a small pole building built so it made more sense to do that first.
 

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Awesome, congrats you'll love it. Will be waiting for pic's when you getter home.
 

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:congrats:

:yahoo::yahoo::yahoo::yahoo:
 

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Jim
It has a front brush guard, roof, bed rails, and the optional tires - max big horn?
I am adding a front winch & winch kit, transportable cover (I have a trailer with ramp already), glove box lock
Still thinking of what else to add.
Does it have the rear bumper?
Congratulation :thumbup1gif:

that's a lot of goodies to play with-:bigthumb:did they throw a windshield in with ur roof.:laugh: I didn't know u could get a horn on one. i like that idea of a horn.:good2: is this a 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive?
Maxxis Bighorn TIRES :banghead: :lol:
 

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Other options and use.

Thank you to all for the replies - good ideas - keep them coming.
First - use: Just a fun vehicle - not going to drive it aggressively. The DW and I may take it down to some trails in S.E. OK in the spring/summer once or twice, but mainly driven around my home area (it's a mile to the two lane all on black top & we also have two old roads that are not much more than old wagon trails. Just mainly for use around here. I only have an acre & 1/4 and as my son in Nashville says "Dad you can't even turn the 3203 around on your own property"!! My reply? I don't care. When I bought the 1023 he thought I was nuts. I just keep smiling. Now I will have to add to the 24x30 shop I had built last spring - it's only money and you can't take it with you.
So no rear bumper - will add. J.D. thanks - how many hours do you have and any major problems?
Lights - I am thinking of Hella mounted on the roof - yes it has a roof. I am paying the dealer to add the windshield (bottom folds up and locks in to allow air flow), adding winch etc as mentioned earlier.
Other additions ??
Gun Rack
Overhead lights - do I need Hella or are the basic optional ones enough?
turn signals because I will be on roads here - kind of like a subdivision with lots from 1 - 5 acres but more country - no HOA. It has the upper brake light.
rear bumper,
What else do I need? I am told by the dealer service manager the head gasket issue is not a problem with the 2015. It doesn't get really cold here so we will see about shift cables/shift gates. Clutch I will change to last upgrade after some time on the machine. My local dealer here in Owasso OK has been nothing short of fabulous! I never had more than a ride on law mower before the 3032e.
Forgot one response - it is 2x4, 4x4 & 4x4 with diff lock.
Keep the ideas coming!!
Thank you all again.:cheers:
 

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Congrats on your purchase, sounds like the twin of the one we have
 

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Overhead lights - do I need Hella or are the basic optional ones enough?
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I would suggest having LED lights installed either on the roof or front bumper. Another suggestion is having lights on the roof facing the bed (rear) . They are really nice for backing up and illuminating the bed at night.
 

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I will be happy to post photos if someone can explain to this old man how to post photos here either directly from my iphone or from my computer.
Sorry all I don't have it home yet - maybe next week - depends on how long it takes to install all the options. I will post when I get it home.
 
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