I'm thinking of swapping out my old JD LA135SE for an X590, as I think the transmission is starting to go, and I’d like something with power steering etc so the kids can start to help with the mowing.
I've been chewing over whether or not it would be worth just getting the 54 inch deck for the 1025r instead, since the X590 retails for $14200 in Australia (yikes!). JD has the 0% for 3 years deal on until the end of April, so I'm looking into it again.
My question is about the decks. I've been trying to find some comparison between the 1025r autoconnect deck and the accel deep decks on the x series mowers. Is it the same deck on both or is the 1025r deck a bit different in cut quality, strength of steel etc.
I'd appreciate any info comparatively about the decks. Maybe the autoconnect deck is better again than the lawn tractor deck, I don't know, but it's worth considering given the cost of a new mower. I can trade the LA135 in for about $1500-$2000 (but I reckon once they see it they’ll offer about $800-$1000), so that helps, but a 54 inch autoconnect deck is $3500. I could probably just keep the LA135 for cutting in work and do the bulk of the mowing with the 1025R and the swisher, and the rest would be money in my pocket, not sure yet. I would like to have the X590 as well as it would be handy to have two good machines, but the price is a bit steep. I understand it's a good piece of equipment though.
Any insight would be appreciated.