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Old 04-19-2011, 09:36 PM
jeepurz jeepurz is offline
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Should I keep a 10yr old Deere or sell for something newer.

I'm not sure where I stand on this one. I understand usually older models were built to last much longer than newer, esp from companies not known for their quality, but I have this LX255 from 2000, which I assume isn't old enough to have that "dependability factor" even though it still runs great.

It's got a 15 HP kohler motor in it. I got the tractor free when I bought the house and see them selling for around 1k used. Everytime I visit the big box stores, i see the shiner new tractors with fancy attachments and feel like im missing out. Is this true? Should I sell this deere for something newer, or just keep it cause it's built to last.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:42 PM
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Your lx255 is built much better than anything you will find in the box stores. If you want to upgrade visit a dealer and look at the x300 series. I have an x360 and love it. Much better than the L-series JD I bought at HD and fell apart in 6 years.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:06 PM
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Your lx255 is built much better than anything you will find in the box stores. If you want to upgrade visit a dealer and look at the x300 series. I have an x360 and love it. Much better than the L-series JD I bought at HD and fell apart in 6 years.

^ yes really.

keep the LX...
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:00 PM
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I have a 36" Kees walk behind that I bought in 1994. Runs good, cuts great. I see no need to replace. Even with it's age.
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