Brand new JD 2305

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Dec 21, 2005
North Carolina
JD 2305
Just bought this machine last week. Never owned a JD before or any tractor for that matter. I got mine with the loader and box blade. No mower deck though, I have three TORO commercial mowers already for my business. The 2305 is mainly for mulch jobs and debris removal and hopefully snow plowing residential driveways. It's a blast to operate! Just thought I would share the happiness /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
   / Brand new JD 2305 #2  
Congrats on your new machine...

Share your specs on your unit with us.... BB size? FEL bucket size? Enjoy... /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
   / Brand new JD 2305
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</font><font color="blue" class="small">( Congrats on your new machine...

Share your specs on your unit with us.... BB size? FEL bucket size? Enjoy... /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif )</font>

200 CX Loader with I think it's a 53" bucket, 4Ft. Cat 1 box blade.
   / Brand new JD 2305 #4  
Your going to love that tractor!!! /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
Enjoy and be safe!
   / Brand new JD 2305 #5  
Welcome to TBN. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
Congrat's on your new tractor. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
<font color="blue"> Just thought I would share the happiness </font>
We need pictures of your happiness. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
   / Brand new JD 2305 #6  

Welcome to the fold. What is the weight of your boxblade? The reason I ask, is that it may not be enough ballast for what that loader is capable of.
   / Brand new JD 2305 #7  

Your Right the box blade doesn’t weigh enough. I’ve had my JD box blade on the back of my 2210 when using the FEL loader, and with a good half bucket load it will pick the rear tires off the ground. You should have a ballast bucket with loaded tires. I’ve filled my ballast with 6- 50 lb bags of sand around ¾ high in the ballast ,and then set 10 - JD 42LB suitcase weights on top of the sand . If I need to lighten up on the ballast, I take out some of the weights out. I figure with all it’s a good 750 lbs. or more. Nothing is scarier then having a load in you FEL and not having enough ballast and one or two wheels coming off the ground or rolling the tractor over. I know you wanted some pictures of the cover I made for the ballast. I'm working on taking some pictures for you and some one else who wanted to see the installation of my deluxe limited edition x-series seat that I installed on my 2210.
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Congrats on the 2305, you'll love the tractor. Welcome to TBN and enjoy the posts.

How much ballast should you have on the 2305? I assume it is variable depending on the bucket size and what you spend your time lifting. Is this correct? I have the 49 inch bucket so that I can fit it in the horse stall door.
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It does depend somewhat on your usage. In my case I have the rear tires loaded and find for light duty this works well. I caution about how easily this can change. When I got my toothbar, I drove down a slight slope to show it to my neighbor, and, was surprised to find that ~ 70 lbs out on the tip was enough to cause the tractor to slide down the hill. Whenever I do anything heavy with the tractor, I put the weight box on that I have filled with concrete. One thing to remember, the 2210/210 lifting capacity has been measured by a poster here, and he got 1170 lbs up to 16" (I assume the 2305/200CX numbers will be similar), so you get the idea what kind of counterballancing can be required.

Merry Christmas!

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Thanks for the warm welcome folks! I tried to post a picture but it told me it was too big? As far as the weight of the box blade I'm not sure but I think around 400 pounds. The only thing I have moved with the bucket was mulch but, tomorrow I am spreading gravel and I most certainly will find out if I don't have enough weight back there. Any suggestions about posting my picture? /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif