Analysis Paralysis L2501/LX2610SU…….B2601

RalphVa

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Ralph, one thing I'd recommend you assess is the speed/gearing of the LX2601. Youtuber Gordon up in Canada replaced his B2601 for the cab model LX and has complained how slow it is in comparison. Now, he has a cab and the extra weight may be the issue, also with hydro wine noise which also bothers him. I stay in low range and it's about right for my hilly conditions and small open spaces but if it were slower it would bother me.

I got the R14 tires with my B2601 and like them. Traction is good, and they do not tear up the grass unless I am in 4WD and cut too sharp. My only doubt is whether I should have gotten the rears loaded. I don't drive on the grass when it is really wet, so they have not rutted. However, the weight does seem to discourage grass unless there is a heavy sod.

If the dealer has a tractor I like with R14s, I'll probably take it. Have had R4s on last 2 tractors and absolutely NO tire problems.
 

Mossy dell

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Apparently R4s are the most durable tires, from what I read. But R14s are said to have much better traction. Not sure I have ever worn out a tractor tire yet though.

Would be interested in your take on the video I attached reviewing the LX2610.
 

RalphVa

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Apparently R4s are the most durable tires, from what I read. But R14s are said to have much better traction. Not sure I have ever worn out a tractor tire yet though.

Would be interested in your take on the video I attached reviewing the LX2610.
Interesting. Not sure I'd like the 3ph extendable lift arms. I've a HF QH and would want to move it to the LX. The LX is only 220 # more than the B2301 and 110 # more than my 2025R. It's not a heavy weight L.

Some have said that the SU does not have the same nice seat.

I wore out some front turf tires on my 4010 JD or had so many problems that I had to replace them. No problems with the rear turfs. NO problems with the R4s on 1025R nor 2025R. Can really see the wear at 420 hours now on the 2025R's fronts.
 
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