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    New JD mower...

    Just wondering if anyone has bought an X320 and wish they would of went ahead and got the X500?

    I am looking to buy a new mower before spring. Hopefully there will be some good incentives over fall/winter.

    My usage will be mowing a fairly hilly 1.5 acre yard hauling firewood in a cart during the winter and what ever else I need to haul around the rest of the time. I also will be getting a sprayer either a pull type or the JD model that mounts to the back of the mower. Finally I might get a blade for light duty dirt work down the road.

    I currently have a LT1042 MTD Cub that been doing fine with all the above duties but is showing its age its almost 10 years old.

    Thanks for any comments..

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    Seeing as this is your first post, I think a welcome is due.

    I took a look at the specs on both the X300 and the X500, and they seem to be a pretty capable machines. I assume with the amount of property you need to mow, that the minimum deck size would be 48", and up to the max 54". Again, my guess is that you are leaning toward the hydrostatic version (X320), which is a good bet since JD hydros are really reliable transmissions.

    I myself am of a different breed, I guess. I like to own just a pure mowing machine to do the mowing, and a separate tractor to do the rest of the work. So, as you can see by my signature line, the tractor is a 1 series, and I also have a Toro Z5000 ZTR for the grass. We do a lot of lumber hauling around here too, plus a good amount of gardening, stump removing, fence posts, snow removal, and any number of other tasks. A good tractor is a great back and time saver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonton View Post


    Seeing as this is your first post, I think a welcome is due.

    I took a look at the specs on both the X300 and the X500, and they seem to be a pretty capable machines. I assume with the amount of property you need to mow, that the minimum deck size would be 48", and up to the max 54". Again, my guess is that you are leaning toward the hydrostatic version (X320), which is a good bet since JD hydros are really reliable transmissions.

    I myself am of a different breed, I guess. I like to own just a pure mowing machine to do the mowing, and a separate tractor to do the rest of the work. So, as you can see by my signature line, the tractor is a 1 series, and I also have a Toro Z5000 ZTR for the grass. We do a lot of lumber hauling around here too, plus a good amount of gardening, stump removing, fence posts, snow removal, and any number of other tasks. A good tractor is a great back and time saver.
    I have looked at a ZTR but my wife does 80% of the mowing and she wants a steering wheel.. So we will get a mower with a steering wheel 😀

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    The x3 and x5 series are both great dedicated mowers. I think either would do what you described. The x5 series is a heavier machine and if in your budget is a great machine. If you can afford it why not go bigger. If price is a concern the x3 series should get the job done. If you plan to add any snow removal or ground engaging type implements in the future I would lean toward the x5 series. Just my .02 $
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmdoss View Post
    I have looked at a ZTR but my wife does 80% of the mowing and she wants a steering wheel.. So we will get a mower with a steering wheel

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    Can't blame her, I gotta have a steering wheel too!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonyPark View Post
    Can't blame her, I gotta have a steering wheel too!


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    No steering wheel in the beginning is strange. Babycakes here wants no part of a steering wheel anymore she has been mowing with a ZTR since 2002.
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    I bought my X320 new back in 2006, and so far no issues with it, other than a clogged fuel cap back in 2008. They're an excellent mowing machine and if that's all you want it to do, then I would go with the X320. But if you have plans to do more or have the extra $ in your budget, then moving up to the X500 series would be cool also. After 9 mowing seasons, I have been very pleased and happy with my X320. I just use it to mow with as I have other tractors for the heavy duty stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Mo View Post
    I bought my X320 new back in 2006, and so far no issues with it, other than a clogged fuel cap back in 2008. They're an excellent mowing machine and if that's all you want it to do, then I would go with the X320. But if you have plans to do more or have the extra $ in your budget, then moving up to the X500 series would be cool also. After 9 mowing seasons, I have been very pleased and happy with my X320. I just use it to mow with as I have other tractors for the heavy duty stuff.
    Thanks I think I am leaning towards a used 314 or the x500

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