It looks like the Case DX series tractors are an off shoot of the New Holland Boomer tractors. I am not a bit fan of Shibaura engines. Anyhow it looks like the Case DX's are Japanese.
Currently, Case IH sells compacts in the same horsepower range as DX Series tractors. If you remember the Case IH-New Holland merger, the new company (CNH) promised to differentiate between red and blue tractors. So far they haven't done that with the DX and TC Boomers, which are built on the same line. To a color-blind person, they are virtually the same tractor. The new Farmalls will change that.
I work @ www.westmoorgrounds.com golf cource owned by www.westmoor.org country club called westmoor country club in wisconsin. Today we had too many utility carts in use so I got to use a DX55. My eyes teared up when I heard phil spitz say you are driving a tractor. This was the first time for me to really drive a tractor. It was awsome! I am on the grounds crew and I work from 5:30 am to 12:30 pm. :spinsmile :spinsmile
As per my avatar, I have an 09 case-farmall Dx45 cab.. It is nothing more than different paint from the 45 hp New Hollands.. tractor is fine for what I need to do with it, which is basically hog mow fields and plow a lot of snow,,, This case replaces a Kubota L48 TLB..
This morning I woke up with nothing to do.. It is now afternoon, and I have over half of it done.
Digging in hard, hard clay is much more relaxing to a worm than going fishing..
You asked if anyone has had experience with DX tractors. I have had a DX25E since 2005. It's tough as nails. I beat it to death all day long and it begs for more at days end. I've put over 700 hours on it on weekends mainly doing forestry work and dirt dozing. In the winter I doze snow and blow snow. Here's a partial list of attachments: belly mower, trail mower, 6 way dozer, brush hog, 3 pt hitch dump trailer, woods tiller, weed sprayer, skidder, hoist, fork lift, disc, and harrow.
I have a DX 45 and I am quite pleased with it. I do find that it is a little light on the back end, even though I do have one set of wheel weights on the back. I have the skid steer quick attach on the FEL and use my forks for moving hay bales. I find it a little more comforting doing this with my snow blower on the back for ballast, although it will handle the big bales no problem with out the extra weight on the back.
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I have a snow bucket, but it is very tippy if you try to haul a bucket of sand or gravel with it. The small bucket is fine for sand and gravel, but if you're not a smooth operator, the back wheels will kick up!
I have had 4 dx45s in the past 12 years I currently own an 09 cab. I have broke one in half ripped a soft ball sized chunk out of the transfer case and have logged well over 15000 hrs on this machine. I have loved it , hated it, babied it, mistreated it and made a full time living off of it for the better part of 13 yrs now. Every thing that can be broken, I have broken even stuff the dealership is still scratching their heads about. I have repaired myself just about everything on this tractor. I have successfully with the help of a case mech increased the hp on the pto from stock 37.5 to 83.6 on the dynometer. Yes its true! I have also the service manuals as well as the parts manual on my computer. I would be happy to answer any questions about this tractor you may have and maybe learn something new from yall. This tractor is always throwing something at me new.