Well, I sent my 430 down the road and the 318 is next to hit the road. I love the old stuff but with my business taking off, I just don't have the time anymore to spend hours upon hours in the garage pampering them.
I was going to go with a commercial zero turn but the slopes I have have killed them in the past, they lack traction and can get scary when they slip on the slopes. The 430 also slipped and dug up the turf on the slopes when loaded up with the MCS and suitcase weights so I want to stick with 4wd.
I've narrowed my search to 3 machines, one of them being an X758 with a 54" deck and maybe a 3 bag powerflow MCS. The other 2 machines are compact utilitys, a new BX2670 and a used 2520, a bit large for a mower but I like big. I'm looking to take advantage of the year end pricing/rebates/financing and yes, I know it's no longer mowing season...
So, here goes:
How do the people with the X758's like them now that you have some seat time on them?
What deck did you choose and do you like it or would you choose another one now?
How is the trick hydrostat front end on wet turf and how is it for traction on hills? Does it tear up the turf on sharp turns?
Does anyone know the tip speed of the 54" deck? The dealer was really nice but he didn't seem to grasp the concept that a 2k RPM PTO spins at the same speed on either gas or Diesel engines.
How is the clipping dispersal of the deck when you don't bag?
Thanks in advance,