I prefer the x series mowers but not the x300. I like the x300R (rear bagger with built in blower) which is a good machine with the exception of the K46 tranny. Beyond this I prefer the x320 and up, all of these have better trannies.
I do not advise to buy the 300R, for the following reasons:
1. he mouth too fast at the turbine. Compared with my 25 year old 12.5 hp, that I have assessed for 250 EUR, it takes no comparison. I have to mow two or three times more often than the former, otherwise blockages guaranteed.
If you go three weeks or more vacation, planning a gardener to mow in your absence, or rent a mower to your return, for the John Deere X300R you will be completely in the s..t.
At John Deere you said that your grass is too thick and too long. (with the X300R, never put fertilizer!)
2. For the lead, it takes you 20 minutes, en you need an elevator, because the turbine has everything packed into the drive. Good luck!
3. Whenever you turn right, even slightly, it remains a straight line between the mowed strip, not quite cross.
4. On a gently sloping terrain, the plate swings down. This gives a height difference of mowing 3 to 4 cm between the two sides.
In short, if you really want to buy a John Deere X300R, I offer mine to 4000 EUR. It is like new, has been verified by John Deere which guarantees me
everything runs smoothly.