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    Default jx vs. dx What is the difference

    Aside from more information on the spec sheet for the JX?

    The dx has a shorter wheelbase.

    Both offer equivalent power output. The JX has a larger engine, although i don't know why when they can put a smaller engine in and put out the same power??

    Whats the difference? What does a jx do that a dx won't? The dx is listed as a utility tractor, which is fine, but im looking at the specs on the two.

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    Default Re: jx vs. dx What is the difference

    a picture is worth a thousand words. I think if you saw a side-by-side
    photo of a jx and dx series tractor the difference would be clear.
    Better yet, if you have a nearby dealer, go sit on a dx and jx and talk to the sales person.
    The Jx is essentially a larger framed tractor built for utility farm work,
    haymaking, or production mowing, wheras the dx is smaller, more mobile,
    and more useful for a homeowner, hobby farmer, landscaper.

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    Default Re: jx vs. dx What is the difference

    Yeah, what looks like a few inches on paper is a whole lot more if it's trying to fit in your garage/barn or run across your lawn.
    Rich
    300 hours on the DX29, 850 on the JD 240 and too many to count on the Cadet
    Funk, Ohio

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    Default Re: jx vs. dx What is the difference

    I have a dx55, but i saw a jx and i got to looking at specs. I needed a tractor that was 'big' but at the same time able to make tight turns and not be wider than 6' or so because i use it in a wooded area where large trees are abundant, the more i can go between the better. I still dont see the point of the engine though, if i put out as much power as the JX, why wouldnt they put a smaller more efficient engine in to do the same work?

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    Default Re: jx vs. dx What is the difference

    Don't get hung up on HP. The torque curve, hydraulic capacitiy, dry weight, lift capacity, etc. of the JX far exceeds the DX's. Put them in the field together on the same implements and the differences will really stand out.

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    Default Re: jx vs. dx What is the difference

    lift capacity on the 3 pt is 600lbs more and total flow is 3gpm more.

    I wouldn't say it 'far exceeds' anything. Its definitely significantly heavier in weight, which is no good, and its a little longer wheelbase, which is no good (for me anyway)

    That doesnt answer the question about the engine. I suppose the larger engine and slightly lower RPM is for nothing more than a nice solid flat wide torque curve. I can see that.

    As for implements, the only thing i ever need to use is a shredder, auger, box blade and maybe some sort of disk. Im not talking like a 10' disc though.

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