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    Silver Member NYBOB's Avatar
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    Default New X740 Arrived

    New X740 arrived on Saturday....I have not had a chance to use her much but here are some pictures. I know my neighbor is jealous since it dwarfs his Cub Cadet riding mower and it's a diesel.

    Bob
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    Default Re: New X740 Arrived

    That, my friend, is one fine looking machine. Hope you're as happy with it as I am with my 455.
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    Default Re: New X740 Arrived

    Congrats: You will love it I'm sure. I got an X748 last fall.

    Do you plan to keep the front weights on for mowing? I never use them. I made a bracket for the rear to put 4 weights when the snow blade is on.
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    Silver Member NYBOB's Avatar
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    Default Re: New X740 Arrived

    I plan on keeping the weights on for a hill I need to go up. Tried the hill out and it was very stable.

    Can't wait to mow...
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    Default Re: New X740 Arrived

    OK on the weights. Spring seems to be here, finally. I took the blade off and put the mower on today. You shoud be mowing soon.
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    Default Re: New X740 Arrived

    Quote Originally Posted by NYBOB
    I plan on keeping the weights on for a hill I need to go up. Tried the hill out and it was very stable.

    Can't wait to mow...
    Looks great!

    This is a 2WD machine isn't it. It seems to me that adding weight to the front will reduce traction on the rear. Or are you trying to keep it from fliping over backwards? Am I missing something?

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    Default Re: New X740 Arrived

    Man, are you crazy? I just bought 2 BX1500s for the price of that - plus did I mention that a SCUT is a much better value than a large L&G tractor? Oh, sorry, thought I was someone else for a moment...


    Seriously, a very nice unit - pretty much the newer version of the 455 that I have. For additional stability on hills you might want to consider wheel weights. I have a moderate sidehill mow that I can't avoid, so I run weights on both the front and rear wheels year 'round. It's probably not critical, but it does add a comfort factor. The suitcase weights on the front probably are not doing much for you - really only need them if you have a very heavy attachment on the rear.

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    Default Re: New X740 Arrived

    Quote Originally Posted by skidoo
    Looks great!

    This is a 2WD machine isn't it. It seems to me that adding weight to the front will reduce traction on the rear. Or are you trying to keep it from fliping over backwards? Am I missing something?
    Yes, I have a steep hill...I also loaded the rear tires.
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    Default Re: New X740 Arrived

    Quote Originally Posted by TimS
    Man, are you crazy? I just bought 2 BX1500s for the price of that - plus did I mention that a SCUT is a much better value than a large L&G tractor?
    Tim
    U mean like these?
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    Default Re: New X740 Arrived

    Quote Originally Posted by ccsial
    Congrats: You will love it I'm sure. I got an X748 last fall.

    Do you plan to keep the front weights on for mowing? I never use them. I made a bracket for the rear to put 4 weights when the snow blade is on.
    Here's what I use for a rear weight when I have the front blade on my tractor.
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    60'' MMM/Clamp on Forks/48'' MMM
    South of Canton Ohio L .B

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