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Old 06-13-2010, 06:00 AM
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Yes I went with the x749. Can I get a front loader for it
Steve, Deere may make a loader for this CUT, I have no idea but on the tractor forum this is what the guys are running and swear by for Garden Tractors

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This is the one for the 749

http://www.johnnyproducts.com/J_Buck...re_300-400.htm
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If I add that My bill will be about $18,800 + tax (8%).

x749
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Tow Behind Sprayer

I feel I will be able to recover expenses this year. I already have 6 good jobs lined up and received requests for 4 more quotes.

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If I add that My bill will be about $18,800 + tax (8%).

x749
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42" Tiller
Tow Behind Sprayer

I feel I will be able to recover expenses this year. I already have 6 good jobs lined up and received requests for 4 more quotes.

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We have two, one paid for itself in 8 months, the other just under 10, after costs. Have you tilled with it yet? it's insane but watch your swing when you turn or you might take something out, did that one day spraying and as luck would have it the customer was sitting on the deck.....he just laughed, I was pissed as I broke a nozzle on the spray boom.
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Haven't got the tiller yet. It will be delivered on the 21st. A week from tomorrow.

I broke a nozzle on my pull behind sprayer also. In a hurry! Haste makes waste! But after you do it once, you pay careful attention from then on!

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Haven't got the tiller yet. It will be delivered on the 21st. A week from tomorrow.

I broke a nozzle on my pull behind sprayer also. In a hurry! Haste makes waste! But after you do it once, you pay careful attention from then on!

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Did you go with what they call the comfort seat option, OMG it is worth it's weight in gold!
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Did you go with what they call the comfort seat option, OMG it is worth it's weight in gold!
No I didn't. Maybe I'll call them tomorrow. Is it expensive?

I have an appointment later this week with a home builder developing a gated community on Lake Robinson. Says he cleared 11 acres of forest and wants the lots leveled and sodded after construction and preferably sold. There will be 10 homes and a display model with 26 more acres of forest.

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No I didn't. Maybe I'll call them tomorrow. Is it expensive?

I have an appointment later this week with a home builder developing a gated community on Lake Robinson. Says he cleared 11 acres of forest and wants the lots leveled and sodded after construction and preferably sold. There will be 10 homes and a display model with 26 more acres of forest.

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Oh Steve and I mean really trust me on this one, get the upgrade to the comfort seat, you will be shocked and I mean shocked, we can mow or go across very rough terrain and it's like riding on air, I have honestly never seen anything like it. I don't recall what the cost was honestly but after I experienced this seat I ordered them for many of our tractors, you dial in your weight, adjust lower back support to what you want and holy smokes you could run this thing 16 hours on rough properties and never have a sore back, which is my beef with ZTR's.

Congratulations on this community, I would have to see it but if the excavation company left you a reasonable surface the 749 with the box blade will work fine, you should get them to put a top link cylinder on it and use the lower control by the steering wheel, what it does is change the angle of attack on the fly.

If you are going to get into this type of jobs, the 749 is not the machine, you need a 2305 or a 2320 which is actually cheaper but is built for landscape work and with turfs it could be used for mowing, I just find them a bit heavy. These two tractors (2305 & 2320) are built like a brick out house when it comes to landscaping, no matter what you seem to ask they just do it, any you can put a backhoe on, we have one on a 2305 and 2520 but they hardly see any work as we now have four excavators and they are simply faster and I can get into pretty much anywhere, will probably sell our backhoes back the next time we buy gear.

Better call your dealer before you take delivery and get his opinion.
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long story short they were fired and its a $50,000 clean up, everything they did was wrong and it is the worst mess I have seen. It was late but I will post pictures next week as we are taking it on.
I'd love to see the project and see what you felt they did wrong at the job site!
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See my post from this evening
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If I add that My bill will be about $18,800 + tax (8%).
I don't know how this differs from buying a car, but when you are buying a tractor with 8% sales tax on it, that is $1504.

Are you better off buying it out of state and hauling it back to avoid the sales tax? Or do you have to register it somehow and that is where they will get you with the sales tax?
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