Thanks Sergeant. I'm not against having one shipped if I can find it. There was one reasonably close to me (a few hours away) as part of a package deal with a high hour (1600+) x485, but the seller wanted $16,000 CDN for it. I couldn't make that math work on resale of the tractor.Yes they are Rare I Bought My 45 Loader New In 2003 used it On My X485 until 2014 and Now use it On My X748 since Have a a Deere 2025R TLB But I'll never Give Up My 45 Loader even Have Loader Brackets for the X700 signature series when I add One so I can use My 45 Loader On them as well a Good Place to Check is the John Deere Machine finder for North America Used Equipment for Agriculture, Construction & Forestry | John Deere MachineFinder There were two for sale Last year In Minnesota & Michigan BTW here is what You need to modify John Deere 45 FEL and AWS if You find a 45 Loader for your X729
Had another member do that as well Bought a X728 with a 45 Loader Just so He could get the 45 Loader to Put On his X738 with the aftermarket 45 loader sub frame I believe he has the X728 for saleThanks Sergeant. I'm not against having one shipped if I can find it. There was one reasonably close to me (a few hours away) as part of a package deal with a high hour (1600+) x485, but the seller wanted $16,000 CDN for it. I couldn't make that math work on resale of the tractor.
In Deere's engineers eyes it not that they don't recommend it. It's That the Bean counters wouldn't let them design a separate set of Brackets to accommodate the AWS tractors Because it was felt That More AWS owners Bought there Machines Primarily for Mowing while 2WS owners tended to do more utility work with there Machines based On Information gathered during the the 425 thru 455 ProductionDeere does not recommend installing a loader on a 4WS tractor.
Sorry for the Late response Yeah the X700 series doesn't need the Regen Bucket kit But You do Need the TRANSAXLE HYDROSTATIC RELIEF VALVE Because it is there to Protect the Transmission from Pressure peaks associated with the use of the Loader and You do need a new Release lever to accommodate the New relief valve!Sergeant a couple more questions if you don't mind me asking since you are familiar with the process. Based on my research, I don't believe I need the BM22220 Regenerative Bucket Kit for the 45 Loader when using with an X700 as that was only for the x400 and X500 and has since been discontinued? I do already have the AM134625 Hydraulic Cylinder Lockout Valve installed in conjunction with the 3PH.
Also I am a bit confused with shimming the transmission in addition to installing the relief valve you mentioned above and believe that is also recommended. Any good threads or advice here or at MTF on how to go about doing that?