OK, so I'm quite mad. However, after half a century on terra firma I don't expect to see the top end on a 700xx anyway.
I realize that 12t should get me to granny low in first and I would have to be careful on the tongue weight due in part to the IRS w/receiver hitch.
I've seen pics of the hitch, yet it appears that it only uses two bolts in the top to bolt on to the xx.
Naturally, I can't find the link, but the price was around 38 clams.
I'm not completely off my rocker. I have no intentions of hooking up a three pnt hitch and running a middle buster or cultivator w/XX.
The low gears will come in handy in the scatters w/lots of trees and in pulling a tilt bed 4X8, ATV/lawnmower/small scoot trailer, w/15" tires.
I wouldn't think burning the clutch would be an issue after dropping two primary sprocket teeth.
I can pull the same trailer, carefully loaded w/bulky material, w/230cc two wheel Beartracker up a slight grade on dirt.
The thing w/tractors or any mechanical beast of burden is that it's all in the gears.
I know I could buy a larger utility in a 4X4, but not at the price they're asking for the 700XX.
The 700 has three times the motor and a good 50 lbs on the Tracker.
Footprint is about the same w/XX having a tad over 7" in width & 3" longer wheelbase.
Seriously gents, what say ye?
If the Tracker is rated for 728 lbs of towing capability then the XX should be at least 1000 lbs, w/judicial tongue weight, even incorporating a 520 chain as opposed to a shaft drive.