Looking to outfit my X739 with 54HC with a bagging system and I'm stuck between the two sizes. My main concern on the 14 is of course the overall size of the unit and storage/manhandling. I have 1.25 acres of lawn and parts are hilly. I know going with the 7-bushel is going to require more frequent emptying, not an issue but I'm I going to lose anything beyond capacity? I'm sure leaf pick-up would the biggest of the issue going smaller.
I tried the MulchControl Kit and I'm getting too much clippings left behind for my liking. I'm sure this would need to be removed and install the JD high lift blades for best performance.
My local JD guy says not many people buy the 14-bushel and he pushing me towards the 7. Not sure if he is just trying to sell me on his stock or not seeing he doesn't have the larger unit on-hand.
Also, I already tried installing the Click-N-Go bracket but I cant get the left side nut and bolt in even reversing. The trans is totally blocking access
I just dont want to have buyers remorse picking the wrong unit.
Thanks for the help!