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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by six5crèéd, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. Sep 11, 2021 at 7:01 AM
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    I know where there is one cheap...will need some fabrication work to make it fit...
     
  2. Sep 11, 2021 at 7:02 AM
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    No not really. My house is in the middle of 5 acres sitting on top of a hill. Pond in the back yard and stuff. Other yard I cut is pretty smooth
     
  4. Sep 11, 2021 at 7:14 AM
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    That sounds amazing!
     
  5. Sep 11, 2021 at 7:18 AM
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    I think I’ve narrowed down my grapple selection… for now until I start looking for more options again
     
  6. Sep 11, 2021 at 9:29 AM
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    That poor 500lb thing was way outclassed in that configuration. Transaxle was a very weak T40. I would think a short residental flat driveway would be appropriate for that use.

    The X500 is in a totally different class than your LT. Think F250 vs Ford Ranger.
     
  7. Sep 11, 2021 at 10:39 AM
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    My point was if he gets that much snow and any incline in the driveway might net the same results with a 2wd? Do these come in 4wd?

    This was the deciding factor from 2019 that we needed something else and quit wasting time/money on a lawn tractor. This was an hour into the storm and had winds over 70 mph. I could go down the driveway, but didn't have enough traction to go back up. The L2501 was purchased by the summer. Really wishing I had seen this thread before purchase. A bigger tractor would have most likely been purchased.



    Even our Subaru has issues on our 7* driveway. This was the end of May 2020.

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    I know that doesn't look bad until you see what's under it and actually how deep it is. Thankfully the boulder wall wasn't built yet. That would have caused some undercarriage damage for sure. The Subaru was right where the left side of this photo.

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  8. Sep 11, 2021 at 11:16 AM
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    It's always impossible to say without actually doing it and that's why I hesitate. The D140 you had is designed to mow a flat yard of 1/2 acre. The X500 can plow a garden, pull a box blade, and mow several acres. I remember hooking a 200lb double 8" channel x7ft wide driveway drag to my old Husky LT(similar to your D140) It didn't even try to budge it. I hooked it to my Cub XT3(JD 500 equivalent) and dragged it uphill with 200lbs of gravel piled up on it.

    If I had an x500 and wanted to plow or blow snow with it I would add wheelweights, fill the tires with RV antifreeze, run ATV tires and/or chains, and hang 200lbs of suitcase weights on the rear hitch. Proper ballast is everything with these plus having the proper strength transaxle to take the load. Many of the people on my tractor forum live in Canada and up north and plow with garden tractors.

    https://youtu.be/2YcIVoC3ht4

    This is what my GT can do ballasted like I said above. Wheelweights are 100lbs per side, 130lbs of liquid ballast inside the tires, and 220lbs on the rear hitch. I did put my bucket straight down and pushed a wall of snow all over the place with it the last snowstorm we got here including uphill in the woods. Pushing snow is waaaay easier than dirt. Nothing compared to what you get though.

    https://youtu.be/Pmj8r-YxQDY
     
  9. Sep 11, 2021 at 11:35 AM
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    I have a flat concrete driveway and the machine I have has bigger tires and a locker. I may take it out in the snow without an attachment to get a feel for what kind of traction it has in the winter first.
     
  10. Sep 11, 2021 at 11:49 AM
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    That is pretty impressive. Might work out for him. Sometimes the L2501 has "fun" getting up my driveway.

    That D140 barely did flat yard work...:oops: I'm glad the previous owners just ended up leaving the lawn tractor there. I looked at the receipts and no way in hell would I have paid 5000.00 for the lawn tractor/mower deck/weights/yard trailer/snow blower.
     
  11. Sep 11, 2021 at 12:04 PM
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    The x500 makes me use my ATV less. I used to need it more because my little Craftsman wouldn't have the traction to pull even a few hundred pounds behind it if tried any significant hill or uneven ground. The x500 never struggles.

    I don't think I have started the ATV in a month.
     
  12. Sep 11, 2021 at 12:05 PM
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    You should be fine then. My driveway is just stupid steep for no reason at all.

    This was a few years ago.

    Where it says 1.5', is completed. I ended up hauling in 120 tons of material. Then hauled 80 tons of boulders to support the wall. The end result by the 3rd tree is ~5'. I needed to get this done to have cement trucks access to the back. Where it says 7% (actually 7*:D) I have added a few feet and leveled. That got me 5.5%. Now just need to bring in more crushed concrete to bring up another foot or so.
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    Thanks. I have had people post on the tractor forum I mod on and their 4WD SCUT can't even do what my GT does. They have no ballast. Gotta hang weights on them. If you look at this vid you can see that even with 500lbs of extra ballast weight(literally your D140) I could use more as I blow the tires off at the drop of a hat. A properly ballasted GT can do amazing things. And those 4WD SCUTS could blow me away if they are properly ballasted.

    https://youtu.be/skLz0SKmNx0
     
  14. Sep 11, 2021 at 1:49 PM
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    That’s crazy.

    This is why I put rim guard in my tires. A buddy has a similar tractor that has no weight and he really can’t do much real work with it. It’s more of a yard ornament.
     
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    I need to explore that on the 9N, no idea if the tires are filled yet. Also going to bite the bullet on some tire chains to give it some help in the snow. My 318 (that somehow weighs near 1k lbs with a snow blade) managed last year but definitely struggled in one 12+” storm with just chains and no additional weight.

    I don’t envy the grades you guys deal with out west. Just got setup out near Kalispell for the week on vacation and my ass puckers imaging trying to plow some of the drives out here.
     
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    I was going to buy chains until I looked at prices. :rofl:

    As much as we get stuck, might have to reconsider.
     
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    That’s no shit! I about had a heart attack when I saw chain prices. I’m thinking about wandering around the local dealers with a couple Benjamin’s to see if anything has been traded in with chains recently that they’d separate
     
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    790.00 for my rear tires.

    950.00 for the better chains.

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    I may have to get the tire groover out and do some testing.
     
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    Holy Schmoley! A grand for tire chains? That's some ding-dang-ol clunk-clunk clunkety-clunk chains on the highway robbery.
     
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    I used to dog sit for second home owners with an awful driveway. I don't know the slope % or degrees, but if I stopped halfway up in my Tacoma I could not get going again in 2WD no matter how lightly I feathered the gas. It was pretty well packed gravel.

    One of the owners told me she rolled her Wrangler on it one winter because there was ice on the slope and she kept sliding faster and faster until she hit the first corner, then it was all over.

    They had two 330 gal oil tanks because when the house was built they determined they may have significant periods of time in the winter where an oil truck wouldn't be able to get up the driveway.
     

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