Recently joined after researching a problem with a friends 2305. I've had several John Deere tractors over the years including a B and H. Currently I own a 300 garden tractor and an X495. Used the 300 for years, added a blade and a tiller and completely rebuilt the engine. It still runs like new but doesn't see much use anymore. My X495 is a lot easier to drive, more powerful and does a great job mowing and clearing snow. Have this 2305 torn down in my shop with transaxle problems, may add it to the fleet if I can get it back into shape. I've tried to make a couple posts on the subject but they never seem to appear on the forum so guess I'm here to try this.