I have a X728 with a 47" two stage snow blower. An awesome set up once coupled together. Add a cab and you really have a comfortable snow machine. I can go on for hours about the benefits of this set up. I can luckily think of a few minuses. Really only one and it is an important one. Checking fluid levels. Since you cannot open the hood easily. I wish John Deere would offer a hood option that would have access doors to the oil dipstick and the coolant tank. I have found that a simple furniture dolly makes this task just a touch easier. I place the dolly under the blower, let it rest on it, pop the pins, hydraulic down all the way then uncouple the PTO. No more disconnecting the hydraulic lines and removing the snoot pitch control cable. I just pivot the blower to the side so I can either tip the hood or remove it completely to service. Once done and I do a double check (did I put the cap back on the coolant tank?) I'm ready to lower the hood and begin replacing the lower glass and the shield that blocks radiator airflow inside the cab. Once all that is done I just pivot the snow blower back in place and let the lift do its job.