Looking at getting a JD X380 in the next couple weeks. I'm conflicted on options though...
Currently I push mow - mulch or bag, no side discharge. Two dogs and a toddler, kind of liking the bagging idea to keep from dragging grass into the house this summer.
The other concern, my shed is about 1-2" short of allowing the tractor in the shed with the discharge chute down. If I had the bagger with that turbo-blower-device on the side, will I fit into the shed? if not - how easy is it to pull off quickly if I choose to add the bagger?
Do I really consider adding the mulch-control kit AND the bagging option? Or do I just stick with side discharge? or side discharge and bagging? I really wouldn't mind having the bagger just for leaf collection alone (I get a lot of leaves).
I'm also considering the JD Multi-Tool (thatchorator deal...aerator & dethatcher). For the cost, versus renting from HD 2x a year @ $25 a pop plus having a $50 deposit each time, I'm thinking long term I might as well.
Thoughts on all this?