Hello all, I'm hoping that some of you may have some experience with these units and can offer some comparative feedback. I'm struggling with making a decision here. I currently have an 05 x495 diesel with 62" mower and am considering selling it for a 2305 with a 62" mower, FEL and 3pt. Since my x495 has none of these accessories on it (I realize that I can add them).
My priorities are mowing, general use of FEL for piling brush, maintaining 1300ft gravel driveway and firewood and using a rear blade on the 3pt for driveway maintenance.
Obviously the 2035 has more functionality with having the loader and limited cat1 over the x495, however I'm wondering if it will be a down-grade on cutting grass as I do quite a bit of mowing. Not commercial mowing... It's just that I have 6-7 acres that I keep mowed around the house and barn. Any opinions on these two machines or recommendations? Would I be better of adding the loader and 3pt to the x495?