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    Re: Engine Light Indicator Coming on...

    Oh I'm all for the big guys getting their equipment out. I waited 3 weeks to get mine back and not 1 single complaint made to the dealer about the wait time, even when I was told it would just be 2...
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    Mowing Re: New Tractor Owner

    Congratulations and have fun. Nice looking tractor too!
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    Re: Engine Light Indicator Coming on...

    I have a JD 5085 E CAB. I just got it out of the shop where its been sitting for almost 3 weeks. I have a flashing (!) red light and the bulb engine light coming on. Well... it was coming on. I...
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    Re: Engine Light Indicator Coming on...

    I'll post the serious issues on a new thread. First I'd like to give JD an opportunity to fix the problems and if so I'll refrain from posting. But the manual gives no details what-so-ever about the...
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    Engine Light Indicator Coming on...

    JD has had my John Deere tractor for almost 3 weeks and just brought it back with a a serious problem that I will discuss later in another topic. Well... my engine light indicator came on the same...
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    Re: 5055E Cab Delivery

    NICE! Really nice tractor and great photo too!
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    PTO QUESTION

    I have the JD 5085 with a 8FT pull behind JD bush hog. Question I have is this... I have an Econo Mode or can switch out of Econo mode. Either way it pushes to 540 in either mode. But I notice that...
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    Re: 5055E Cab Delivery

    You will not fit this size tractor in a home garage. You could if it were a shop, but depending on the size of your shop door entrances. I have the 5085 and I wish I could pull it into my home garage...
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    Re: 5055E Cab Delivery

    Congratulations and enjoy. Nice looking tractor too! On your upper right side ceiling , you should have a light to your right that comes on when your bright lights are on? Let me know if you have...
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    Re: 5055E Cab Delivery

    .... remove .... thank you error on my part.
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    Re: 5115M delivery

    Now that's a beautiful tractor. Congratulations.
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    Re: Leaking Window Seal in Cab

    Thanks guys, I appreciate the feedback and making the list of things to fix. :) I apologize for asking all the questions, just trying to learn.
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    Re: Cab accessories

    I know the feeling Bradbilt, I make a post and it's like pulling teeth to get a comment posted and that is fine too. I like the light concepts and plan to add a couple additional lights and LED to...
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    Re: Leaking Window Seal in Cab

    90 Views, and I must be the only one that has ever had a leaking sill on their cab?
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    Re: Who here owns the 5085 E CAB?

    Don't get me wrong, I love the tractor and it will get the job done and fits my needs jus fine. But having a few problems that I hope are minor. I noticed many things have the wording China.
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    Who here owns the 5085 E CAB?

    Hello,

    I am trying to connect to members here that have the 5085 E CAB. If you have one or had one please drop a post. I have found a few minor problems. 1) I have a leak in the CAB in the front...
  17. Re: 10 Hours and needing to add hydraulic fluid already

    Thanks guys for the help :)
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    Leaking Window Seal in Cab

    Had some pretty good rain come through this afternoon, jumped into the tractor late this afternoon and noticed on the window rubber sill that there was water. A fair amount and wanted to know if...
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    Re: Gallons Per Hour

    @Zebrafive - thanks for the response. I picked up a few things from John Deere this afternoon. Their coming out to service the 4WD light indicator not coming on and the inside cab light not coming...
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    Re: Gallons Per Hour

    Very interesting and a detailed article.
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    Gallons Per Hour

    I was curious. I run a 5085 E CAB and wanted to know if anyone here runs the same? How many gallons are you using per hour. With mine, I have put close to 14-15 hours and have used 3/4 of the fuel. I...
  22. Re: 10 Hours and needing to add hydraulic fluid already

    I haven't added any just yet. Called the dealer and said it was fine as long as it was showing in the bottom glass.
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    Re: 5085 E CAB Break Light Indicator

    Oh I understand that. It's a tool and work machine.
  24. Re: My tractor is arriving tomorrow and have a few questions?

    I appreciate the feedback. By chance does your parking break light come on or doesn't? Mine doesn't but manual states that it does.
  25. 10 Hours and needing to add hydraulic fluid already

    10 Hours and needing to add hydraulic fluid already. Is this normal, considering I've had the tractor for less than a few days? I was hooking up the MX8 and noticed the hour glass reading "Add".
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    Re: 5085 E CAB Break Light Indicator

    TX JIM --- You are confrontational. I advised you that I have a manual. I explained that it states that it has a light indicator and well it doesn't work.

    I would like you to also note that I...
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    Re: 5085 E CAB Break Light Indicator

    jd110 Thank you. If that is so you would think it would be the same here in the states. But thus far no light comes on. It doesn't sit down in the device behind the shifter either. Which is more of a...
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    Re: 5085 E CAB Break Light Indicator

    @ TX JIM ---- I have the manual but guess what? It has no mention of a parking brake indicator or light indicator. Another reason that if you don't have anything positive to write please do not...
  29. Re: My tractor is arriving tomorrow and have a few questions?

    It was a nice afternoon that was for sure! :) In fact it got so cold a few times with the ac set on low, I still had to turn it off.
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    Re: 5085 E CAB Break Light Indicator

    Over 100 views, anyone? Someone has to know this question :)
  31. Re: My tractor is arriving tomorrow and have a few questions?

    KennK - I appreciate the long post and being detailed. I really truly appreciate the time you took. I'll take your advice too! A BIG THANKS!
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    5085 E CAB Break Light Indicator

    I have a brake light indicator on the dash, however when I put the tractor in park via the gear shifter the light does not come on. Is there a real parking brake and this turns on the light to...
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    Re: MX 8 Pull Behind Mowing Question

    Hi TX JIM,

    No problem at all.. I'm from Texas, texas born and raised ;)
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    Re: MX 8 Pull Behind Mowing Question

    Magicman Thanks a million. :)
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    Re: MX 8 Pull Behind Mowing Question

    TX Jim --- I'm not trying to be a smart alec but if you have been watching my threads, you would have noticed in a post, I did NOT receive manuals for the grapple, MX8 etc.. They forgot to bring them...
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    Re: MX 8 Pull Behind Mowing Question

    Gotcha Soundguy and thanks everyone.
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    Re: MX 8 Pull Behind Mowing Question

    I don't think mine has a light indicator as it has been in 4WD since date of arrival and I see no lights. Zebra asked above, I have a 5085 E CAB.
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    MX 8 Pull Behind Mowing Question

    What is the big difference in running Economy mode or not? If running at ECO mode what speed should you be at and RPMs?

    Does this matter with giving a better cut vs not going ECO or no? I love the...
  39. Re: My tractor is arriving tomorrow and have a few questions?

    Good news! John Deere came out. It was a 1 minute fix. Problem was and I didn't know, but the individual that brought out the tractor didn't turn the dial on the grapple near the mid values that...
  40. Re: My tractor is arriving tomorrow and have a few questions?

    It is a third function. I'll be calling the dealer here in a few minutes to get some advice or to get them to come back out. I have both hoses connected but the grapple will not function, meaning it...
  41. Re: My tractor is arriving tomorrow and have a few questions?

    Yes both went in but the grapple will not function, open nor close and this is setup on a third function.
  42. Re: My tractor is arriving tomorrow and have a few questions?

    Okie dokie... You were right. I pulled back and he went in. But bigger problem! The grapple will NOT open nor close. And nope, I didn't get the manuals on the grapple, MX8, and I did get 1 manual for...
  43. Re: My tractor is arriving tomorrow and have a few questions?

    Let me run outside and take a snap shot and I can post it up. Give me about 15 minutes. I also will check into what I think you might be talking about. BRB. :)
  44. Re: My tractor is arriving tomorrow and have a few questions?

    Pulling back? I'm not certain what you mean? I apologize but I wasn't shown how to do this. Can you give me an example? Thanks too for responding to the mayday! :)
  45. Re: My tractor is arriving tomorrow and have a few questions?

    I plan on it. Wanted to use the grapple tomorrow to move some small tree limbs and things around. But I can't get the grapple hydraulic hoses to connect to the tractor. You push and push and nothing!...
  46. Re: My tractor is arriving tomorrow and have a few questions?

    Well.... it is here. I apologize for the delayed response but I have been driving around the land like a chicken with his head cut off. I've attached a photo. I am excited as get out and can't wait...
  47. Re: My tractor is arriving tomorrow and have a few questions?

    John Deere just phoned and their about 1 hour from being here :) ... My apologies too. I made a mistake. It is not freon it is antifreeze that is loaded into the rear tires. I'll post pictures...
  48. Re: My tractor is arriving tomorrow and have a few questions?

    Actually this will be my very first tractor I have ever owned. And the most expensive piece of equipment I have ever owned. The MX8 is a pull behind, so backing this thing up might be a little...
  49. My tractor is arriving tomorrow and have a few questions?

    Hi everyone,

    I wanted to express a Big Thank you to everyone who has taken time out to post to my questions on previous post. Well...my 5085E CAB will be arriving tomorrow. It is arriving with a...
  50. Re: Purchased John Deere... How long does it take?

    I sent an email to the dealer requesting that the tractor with the implements other than the grapple be brought out if the grapple didn't arrive by this week. So we will see. I was told on the phone...
  51. Re: Purchased John Deere... How long does it take?

    Well another week is going by. The dealer said this week, so crossing fingers and excited. I just want to get to work, so much to do on the land.
  52. Re: Purchased John Deere... How long does it take?

    I didn't have as much land in FEB. I only used a 997 and since purchased 35 plus extra acres of land. The 997 can do 10 acres with no problem but doing 50 plus or minus acres is a killer for an old...
  53. Re: Purchased John Deere... How long does it take?

    Well... JD and I spoke today and we are waiting on the grapple. Everything else is in. But they are wanting to install the grapple 3rd function before bringing it out. Couldn't the tractor be brought...
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    Re: 5085 E Cab Purchased

    Thanks Bigfoot62. I really can't wait. Sometime this week I was told last week. It has been a long month waiting.
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    Re: Thoughts on 3520 Cab

    That's amazing, nice tractor.
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    Re: Thoughts on 3520 Cab

    That's a nice rig! I was curious what is the horse power on the 3520? And is your mower on the rear or center, is it a bush hog? Your land looks like an old golf course I used to play at... :)...
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    Re: Property fencing question....

    Hey that was a pretty penny but worth every single cent, also sound mind and you know exactly what is yours and not! I did the same thing for my land. I wanted to know and didn't mind spending the...
  58. Re: Man Driving Tractor from Coast to Coast

    That is awesome to see! Long live the USA and keep our Troops safe and bring them home!

    Semper Fi
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    5085 E Cab Purchased

    Hi everyone... I purchased a JD 5085 E CAB and it supposed to arrive this upcoming week. I can't tell you how excited I am and the work list has begun. I was curious, what year would the tractor be...
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    Re: Property fencing question....

    I do about 2-3 inches off the line. This way the other land owner doesn't have the right to tie into my fence to attach to his fence. You can then take stakes every 250 ft or so with markers that...
  61. Re: Purchased John Deere... How long does it take?

    Thanks jeff9366. I was told just yesterday that it would arrive this upcoming week. No worries here and I am excited! Sales rep has been amazing and great to do business with.
  62. Re: Purchased John Deere... How long does it take?

    Nice! Now that is going to be exciting. Looks sharp and congratulations on both, coming home to be with your loving wife and family And to have fun on your new ride! Semper Fi brother and be safe!
  63. Re: Purchased John Deere... How long does it take?

    Arrive safe home brother! And let me know how the Deere runs! ;)
  64. Re: Purchased John Deere... How long does it take?

    FEL arrived yesterday, the dealer spoke to me this afternoon letting me know and that the tractor should arrive next week.
  65. Re: Purchased John Deere... How long does it take?

    Thanks... :) I am just excited and ready to start working on the land. I love the dealership and happy with them. I was just curious how long some have had to wait. Thank you for the post.
  66. Purchased John Deere... How long does it take?

    I purchased a John Deere 5085e Cab, MX8 pull behind, grapple, FEL, third function, and other items. I was told it would take about 2-3 weeks. It has now been 3 weeks. I was curious how long does it...
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    Re: Third Function - Joy Stick

    I was told it was going to be the John Deere model.
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    MX 8 Pull Behind Lift

    I've purchased a MX8 pull behind for my incoming 5085 E Cab. I opted this option due to the land shape but wanted to know, can you lift the MX8 up for loading on a trailer etc.. if so how high can...
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    Re: Third Function - Joy Stick

    I contacted the dealer this afternoon to find out what kind it was, but he was out. I know that the front end loader is a H240.
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    Re: Third Function - Joy Stick

    It better be the JD kit, after all it cost me over $1,000. :)
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    Re: Third Function - Joy Stick

    Nice, and I am in the waiting game. Mine is suppose to arrive late next week. Can't wait! Thank you for sharing the pictures I appreciate it.
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    Re: Third Function - Joy Stick

    Okie dokie and thanks. Did you install this yourself?
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    Third Function - Joy Stick

    I am having a third function added to my John Deere 5085 E Cab (should be here late next week), and wanted to know if anyone has this same setup so that I can see what it looks like on the joystick?...
  74. Re: Anyone in mid-Michigan want to rent a landplane to me?

    I know this is going to sound stupid, but what is a landplane and what does it do?
  75. Thread: Grapple

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    Re: Grapple

    WOW! I like it! Can't wait till mine arrive. I have several old tree logs that I can't wait to move. I'm looking forward to seeing what the 3rd function looks like on the stick.
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    Re: Just Purchase My First John Deere Tractor!

    Hi Lutt - Was the full power telescopic mirrors something you installed, or did you have the dealer install this prior to delivery? Or is there anything wrong with the manual telescopic mirrors? I've...
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    Re: Just Purchase My First John Deere Tractor!

    @Poopdeck ... It has the standard functions that come with the 5085E Cab other than I had them install a third function for the grapple. To control the MX8 pull behind (cutting length) you have pins...
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    Re: Just Purchase My First John Deere Tractor!

    UPDATE:

    John Deere tractor 5085E Cab is at the dealer. Waiting on the 3rd function to be installed once the FEL arrives. It was special ordered considering they no longer make the standard FEL...
  79. Thread: Grapple

    by bravo2zero
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    Re: Grapple

    I decided to purchase the john deere grapple that is made by "Frontier" due to the fact that I will have a guarantee and it is local. After reading horror stories from other brands not fitting,...
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    Re: MX 10 Pull Behind or hydraulics

    I know, long wait and can't wait :) I've been doing nothing but thinking and dreaming. Makes you feel like a little kid all over again. And that's a good thing!
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    Re: Just Purchase My First John Deere Tractor!

    Hey Lutt, thanks so much for the feedback. I am waiting for the 5085 cab to arrive. Said it will take about 2-3 weeks for arrival due to the 3rd function for the grapple - FEL. It is being built I...
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    Re: MX 10 Pull Behind or hydraulics

    I purchased the 85 E Cab - just waiting for it to arrive. Was advised that it would take 2-3 weeks due to the third function for the grapple-FEL. Excited too! Can't wait!
  83. Thread: 2014 JD85E

    by bravo2zero
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    Re: 2014 JD85E

    Can you still use a MX8 pull behind with the hydraulic offset? I've purchased the MX8 pull behind rather than the 3 pt considering I have gently rolling hills in some areas of our land.
  84. Thread: Grapple

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    Re: Grapple

    I'll check into it. I know that the FEL had to be custom ordered due to the fact I am having the 3rd function installed. This is what I am told. I love my sales guy, he truly is a nice fellow and...
  85. Thread: Grapple

    by bravo2zero
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    Re: Grapple

    WOW! I appreciate the feedback. You aren't able to reach them via phone and more or less bad customer service, along with problems on the equipment being out of whack? Anyone else had an issue?
  86. Thread: Grapple

    by bravo2zero
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    Re: Grapple

    Now that's what I'm talking about!!! :) I called the dealer this afternoon and canceled the Frontier and going to place an order on the one you have. I have to wait until the tractor arrives as I...
  87. Thread: Grapple

    by bravo2zero
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    Re: Grapple

    Thank you and far much cheaper than the Frontier! A lot cheaper! Thanks...
  88. Thread: Grapple

    by bravo2zero
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    Re: Grapple

    I would probably look into a 72 in if I didn't have them bring out the Frontier 20 Grapple.
  89. Thread: Grapple

    by bravo2zero
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    Re: Grapple

    WOW! That is nice! I would be curious to know if that size would fit my FEL. The tractor is a John Deere 5075 E Cab. What a nice setup you have, truly nice and you should be proud of it!

    Also who...
  90. Thread: Grapple

    by bravo2zero
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    Re: Grapple

    Picked anything up that is substantial in weight? Like a partial tree? I have a lot of broken up trees to remove and tree trunks.
  91. Thread: Grapple

    by bravo2zero
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    Re: Grapple

    Do you mind me asking what you paid for it? My grapple is only about 62 in wide and cost almost $3,200. I'm wondering if I should have looked around more. I still can as the tractor will not be here...
  92. Thread: Grapple

    by bravo2zero
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    Re: Grapple

    What is the heaviest load that you have grabbed up, such as a partial tree and is it simple to change out from the bucket to the grapple? I have the third function being installed. Thanks too for...
  93. Thread: Grapple

    by bravo2zero
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    Re: Grapple

    What is the width of the grapple you have and thanks for the post! :)
  94. Thread: Grapple

    by bravo2zero
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    Re: Grapple

    Be safe and welcome home soon!
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    Re: Just Purchase My First John Deere Tractor!

    Thanks and looking forward to getting the tractor home.
  96. Thread: Grapple

    by bravo2zero
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    Re: Grapple

    100 views and no one has one :)
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    Re: Just Purchase My First John Deere Tractor!

    @RG1, and that is the one I am getting :) ... Do you think you can get a decent cut rather than the 3 PT? In fact the pull behind is more expensive.
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    Re: Just Purchase My First John Deere Tractor!

    On the MX8, it takes a couple minutes to attach and you are ready to go. It is a pull behind and not the 3 pt mounted version. I was told it would give a better cut because it will travel the land vs...
  99. Thread: Grapple

    by bravo2zero
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    Grapple

    Anyone here have the Frontier after market for John Deere Root Grapple and how do you like or dislike it? I've purchased a new tractor 5085 Cab and ordered a grapple with it. But wanted to get some...
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    Just Purchase My First John Deere Tractor!

    I just came home from the dealer after making a purchase on the John Deere 5085 w/ FEL and a third function added for the Grapple. I had them include a MX8 pull behind rather than the 3pt (I was told...
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