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I really was interested in the JD MX 15 but two things kept me from buying one. Number one, the MX 15 does not have any type of suspension for the rear wheels. I know the more expensive machines have springs either mechanical or air over each tire for smoothing out the ride. The MX literature said that the 16 ply severe ag tires was enough suspension for the duty level of the MX cutter. I don't agree. All other companies have some type of float system. I mean what would it cost to add a spring float to the cutter? I know on my older M&W 15 ft. it had one spring in the center of the machine were the cylinder hooked up. As you were mowing you always saw that spring working up and down continiously. This has to take metal stress off the machine.
The number 2 reason is my local dealer would not sell me one. He said I wouldn't be happy with it and could not recommend it. However when you read the specs on the MX vs HX the only difference is the gearboxes and suspension. I priced a HX 15 straight out for $14,800 and bought the Woods for $11,400. By the way could have gotten the MX 15 for $11,500. I would sure like to of seen a green cutter instead of a yellow one behind my JD tractor. Deere loses another sale over petty stuff. Do you all know of any cutter company that does not import their gearboxes from China? I know for sure JD, Woods, Landpride and others do.
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