Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    744
    Tractor
    John Deere 3320

    Default Is the 300X self standing?

    I am buying a 300X (no 300cx choice as it is a used deal) and was wondering if the 300X is self standing. Someone saw a thread stating that it is not self standing but I cannot find that post. Anyone know for sure?? Any 300X owners??

  2. #2
    Super Star Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    11,638
    Location
    Upper Midwest USA
    Tractor
    JD 4300, JD X485 JD 4x2 Gator, JD 425, JD455

    Default Re: Is the 300X self standing?

    The 300X is self-standing, but it doesn't require any additional stand parts to get it to stand by itself. The FEL 'removes itself' and all you have to do is get off the tractor to disconnect the 4 hyd hoses.

    From the seat, you flip two latches on each side of the upright columns after lowering the 'bucket' all the way and slightly lifting the front wheels. Then after the latches are flipped, you 'raise' the FEL which actually lowers the frame that was attached to the front weight bar, down to the ground, afterwhich the rear contact points lift in the air. At that point the FEL is free of the tractor. You shut the tractor off, wiggle the joy stick to remove any oil pressure in the lines, dismount the tractor and remove the hoses at the quick disconnects.
    About a 20-30 second job.

  3. #3
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    744
    Tractor
    John Deere 3320

    Default Re: Is the 300X self standing?

    Awesome. And it just stands there on its own - no need to make a support bracket or anything while it is not on the tractor?

    beenthere, that was an awesome story/memory lane visit btw in the other NEW"OLD"JD thread

  4. #4
    Veteran Member JDFANATIC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    1,346
    Location
    Central Connecticut
    Tractor
    JD 2210

    Default Re: Is the 300X self standing?

    beenthere,

    Are you sure? I know on the 200 loader the 200X is not quick-tach or free-standing (the CX is), and on the Deere website there is a 300X and a 300CX. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] Just want to make sure the poster is steered the right way. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

  5. #5
    Super Star Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    11,638
    Location
    Upper Midwest USA
    Tractor
    JD 4300, JD X485 JD 4x2 Gator, JD 425, JD455

    Default Re: Is the 300X self standing?

    Never 100% sure, but I was 'sure' the one I took off and back on at the dealer was the X and not the CX. Now you have me wondering if Deere regressed on the lighter weight one for some reason. I will be at the dealer tomorrow and will check that out. Thanks for the question. Not too late to get it straightened out. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

    <font color="red"> Thanks Roy
    I just checked the 300X manual on line, and no additional stand needed, and is as I posted </font>

  6. #6
    Super Star Member RoyJackson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    18,356
    Location
    Bethel, Vermont
    Tractor
    John Deere 4400 MFWD, Deere 855D UTV and assorted implements

    Default Re: Is the 300X self standing?

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( beenthere,

    Are you sure? I know on the 200 loader the 200X is not quick-tach or free-standing (the CX is), and on the Deere website there is a 300X and a 300CX. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] Just want to make sure the poster is steered the right way. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] )</font>

    Just checked the Deere website. The 300, 300x and 300cx loaders are all quick attach.

  7. #7
    Super Star Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    11,638
    Location
    Upper Midwest USA
    Tractor
    JD 4300, JD X485 JD 4x2 Gator, JD 425, JD455

    Default Re: Is the 300X self standing?

    You are correct, as I just looked up the 200X loader, and it says it is 'permanently' attached to the tractor, and not meant to be removed, which is interesting to know. The 200CX is quick-attach (and de-tach) as the others. The 300X is not 'permanent'.

  8. #8
    Veteran Member JDFANATIC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    1,346
    Location
    Central Connecticut
    Tractor
    JD 2210

    Default Re: Is the 300X self standing?

    Wow,

    What Deere engineer stayed up late at night to design these confusing permutations? Just so you know, I wasn't questioning your knowledge, but was only concerned because of the 200x/cx situation, of which I am familiar. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

  9. #9
    Super Star Member RoyJackson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    18,356
    Location
    Bethel, Vermont
    Tractor
    John Deere 4400 MFWD, Deere 855D UTV and assorted implements

    Default Re: Is the 300X self standing?

    "...but was only concerned because of the 200x/cx situation, of which I am familiar."

    I do consider it odd that Deere went back to a permanently attached loader with the 200x. That seems to be retrograde to me. I'm sure it was a marketing/pricing decision...but not a good one, IMHO.

    I wonder how many folks will buy one without realizing the 200x isn't a quick-detach? I do expect Deere will have some unhappy customers on this.

  10. #10
    Super Star Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    11,638
    Location
    Upper Midwest USA
    Tractor
    JD 4300, JD X485 JD 4x2 Gator, JD 425, JD455

    Default Re: Is the 300X self standing?

    I'm with you on that, but......
    then again, I hear about a lot of people that NEVER remove the FEL, so from their perspective, they win. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.