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    Post JOHN DEERE - Out to Pasture JD 240 - I pulled the trigger on a JD X580

    Some of you may recall last year's issue: http://thepoliticalforums.com/thread...hlight=tractor

    I put the blower on it this winter and it never left the garage (I hired a service to plow the driveway and we didn't have enough snow to do the walks). I put the deck on Sunday and the steering was again wobbly. I looked on Craigs List and I saw this puppy:

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    The guy turned out to be a friend of a friend, is a 2016 but only has 35 hours on it. I sent him a check and will pick it up in a few weeks. The dealership I checked with last year indicated that this was the 'new' version of what I had. I got 22 years out of the one I had and my stepson will take it and play with it. The new one has power steering and hydraulic lift plus a PTO. I think it's a lot more tractor than I need but it'll be fun to play with and the power steering and hydraulic lift will be good for Pam (who likes to do the yard).
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    Some of you may recall last year's issue: http://thepoliticalforums.com/thread...hlight=tractor

    I put the blower on it this winter and it never left the garage (I hired a service to plow the driveway and we didn't have enough snow to do the walks). I put the deck on Sunday and the steering was again wobbly. I looked on Craigs List and I saw this puppy:

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    The guy turned out to be a friend of a friend, is a 2016 but only has 35 hours on it. I sent him a check and will pick it up in a few weeks. The dealership I checked with last year indicated that this was the 'new' version of what I had. I got 22 years out of the one I had and my stepson will take it and play with it. The new one has power steering and hydraulic lift plus a PTO. I think it's a lot more tractor than I need but it'll be fun to play with and the power steering and hydraulic lift will be good for Pam (who likes to do the yard).
    Kewl, nice rear tires. Look turf friendly, but still aggressive enough for good traction. The el cheapo tires on my throw-away garden tractor from Lowe's (Husqvarna) drive me crazy. They get stuck soooo easy.

    I do hate how the controls are all plasticky these days though, even on the nice tractors like yours. I looked at a John Deere sub-compact last year, and it was the same thing. $30,000 tractor, with Tyco lookin' controls, lol. Still well built and solid tractors though. I can hear my Dad complaining from the grave, he HATED plastic, lol.

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    I need to purchase a tractor, hopefully sometime this year. I don't need a full blown ag tractor, but I need something larger than Mr. Utley's. I am currently leaning toward a New Holland Workmaster 25. I need both a front end loader and a backhoe. I have looked at John Deere, Kubota, Mahindra, and Massey Ferguson and have changed my mind so many times, it is ridiculous.

    At some point, I am going to have to make a decision, but right now, it just seems like there are a lot of other things higher on the priority list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
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    I don't need these attachments so I'll probably sell them or give them away (maybe keep the blade).
    I would definitely keep the blade.
    "All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void." Marbury Vs. Madison, 5 US (2 Cranch) 137, 174, 176, (1803). "Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them." Miranda Vs. Arizona, 384 US 436 p. 491.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    Some of you may recall last year's issue: http://thepoliticalforums.com/thread...hlight=tractor

    I put the blower on it this winter and it never left the garage (I hired a service to plow the driveway and we didn't have enough snow to do the walks). I put the deck on Sunday and the steering was again wobbly. I looked on Craigs List and I saw this puppy:

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    The guy turned out to be a friend of a friend, is a 2016 but only has 35 hours on it. I sent him a check and will pick it up in a few weeks. The dealership I checked with last year indicated that this was the 'new' version of what I had. I got 22 years out of the one I had and my stepson will take it and play with it. The new one has power steering and hydraulic lift plus a PTO. I think it's a lot more tractor than I need but it'll be fun to play with and the power steering and hydraulic lift will be good for Pam (who likes to do the yard).
    I think it is better to get more than you need, because if you are like me, I can almost guarantee you will end up finding more uses for it than you originally intended.

    Good move.
    "All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void." Marbury Vs. Madison, 5 US (2 Cranch) 137, 174, 176, (1803). "Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them." Miranda Vs. Arizona, 384 US 436 p. 491.

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    Where is the beer holder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolina73 View Post
    Where is the beer holder?
    It's got a cup holder, but they're worthless on a garden tractor. Unless you like flat beer. I mean, so I've heard.

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    A close friend bought a john deer in 1984 I was with him when he bought it. He passed away last year and was still using the same John Deere he bought in 1984...thats a testimonial in itself
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    Here's the rig I picked up last fall. I really wanted a John Deere, but for the money I was able to get much more tractor and implements. It's an RK-37 by Rural King. Has the same three cylinder Yanmar diesel engine as the John Deere, and is manufactured by TYM, a South Korean company who makes tractors for Mahindra and others as well. Got the loader, 7.5' backhoe, 60" brushhog, and 72" box scraper so far for implements. So far so good with performance, it really kicked arse to help with firewood last year.

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