I've got a 2016 x590 with a 54" deck that weighs a bit over 200lbs. I'm 55yrs old, but disabled with multiple replaced joints, and I've had 3 shoulder surgeries in the last four years. I'm a big guy, but I simply can no longer horse around a big object like my mower deck anymore, whether for cleaning, or blade changes, or blade sharpening.
So I bought a "tractor lift". Ya, it does work, but it eats a lot of space in my garage, it takes about 20 minutes to get the tractor's nose up in the air and me down on the ground under it.
Then it's time to kill my hands scraping the deck, getting grass all over me, and in my eyes and hair...pulling blades to sharpen or swap isn't so bad though. But all in all, was still looking for a better way.
Heard about the 'Deck Dolly' on "MTF" (Tractor forum) - lots of good noise there, guys buying them left and right! Saved my nickels and dimes for almost a year and bought mine! Zero regrets from me!
Great piece of kit~! Take your time putting it together, leave all the nuts/bolts loose til you have it fitted on your deck nicely, then tighten everything up. Double-check your work, do a slow lift, making sure all is well. Stand er up all the way, do a walk-around inspecting the fit to see if any adjustment is needed, then call it done :)
In my case, the main use is mainly just a lift and 90 degree turn. Then work (clean, blade work as needed), then turn back, drop the deck down, take the dolly back off - and I'm done~! Way faster than the tractor lift, much less space needed, and cheaper too.
Takes me like 3-5 minutes to pull my deck, or put it back. No more being on the ground to grease the deck either :-)
Wish these were sold at the John Deere dealers!
A Great Purchase, no regrets here.