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My review of the X370 after 4 mows:
First of all, this tractor is a huge upgrade from my LA135. It is just such a better machine, and the cut quality is incredible. I never thought much about it, in my mind a lawn tractor is a lawn tractor. They all mow the same. I could not have been more wrong.

The pros:
-This thing sucks. No, it really sucks. The suction on the deck is amazing. It pulls up everything, grass, sand, sticks, acorns, and even small rocks. It sucks so well that when the bagger gets full, it is very hard to lift the full bag. And I am not a small guy.
-The power steering makes it almost too easy to turn. If you turn really sharp, it will scuff/dig up the grass. I have to be really careful when mowing around things to avoid that. I like to mix up the mowing pattern, and every few weeks I do straight lines where I do a 3 point turn at the end of the run and go right back up. The power steering makes that 3 point turn very easy. On the old LA135 those turns were way more difficult.
-The power lift is nice to have, but not really needed for mowing. But I know that will come in very handy when using the snowblower.

The cons:
-Sensitivity of the RIO. If you are wanting to back up while the blades are spinning, you have to press the RIO button before you move your foot from the forward pedal. If you even think about pressing the reverse pedal without pressing the switch, the blade will cut out. It’s like it knows my intentions. I’m not going to disable it, I just need to get used to it.
-This is a very dusty machine. Due to the incredible suction mentioned above, it kicks up a LOT of dust. I have had to use my backpack blower to clean the machine after every mow. It has been a pretty wet spring, yet somehow it is still dusty.
-I had to pull the discharge chute flap off. With the bagger chute attached and the deck in the highest position, the chute flap rubs against the bottom of the fender deck. I could see that eventually it was going to rub some paint off, so I pulled it off. I very rarely, if ever, mow without bagging, so this was a pretty easy fix.

Overall, I love this mower and would strongly recommend it.
 

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Thanks for posting this! I'm considering a similar upgrade from my D160 to an X370.

Quick question: What height are you cutting at? How much, if any, effect does cutting height have on the amount of dust created?
 

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The pros:
-This thing sucks. No, it really sucks. The suction on the deck is amazing. It pulls up everything, grass, sand, sticks, acorns, and even small rocks. It sucks so well that when the bagger gets full, it is very hard to lift the full bag. And I am not a small guy.
-The power steering makes it almost too easy to turn. If you turn really sharp, it will scuff/dig up the grass. I have to be really careful when mowing around things to avoid that. I like to mix up the mowing pattern, and every few weeks I do straight lines where I do a 3 point turn at the end of the run and go right back up. The power steering makes that 3 point turn very easy. On the old LA135 those turns were way more difficult.
-The power lift is nice to have, but not really needed for mowing. But I know that will come in very handy when using the snowblower.
May I ask, do you have the 7 bushel Rear Bagger or Power Flow Rear Bagger?

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Thanks for posting this! I'm considering a similar upgrade from my D160 to an X370.
Quick question: What height are you cutting at? How much, if any, effect does cutting height have on the amount of dust created?
I am not sure. I have been cutting at 2.5" and will be cutting at 3" once the warm weather hits. But I have only cut at 2.5"

May I ask, do you have the 7 bushel Rear Bagger or Power Flow Rear Bagger?
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The regular 7 bushel bagger.
 

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I have the gen2 X310. Basically same unit but it has the 42 Edge deck instead of the Accel deck. It bags perfect.. Dusty but good. I agree with the bags being heavy. Leaf season was no prob. First 2 cuts of this year I bagged to remove debris. It did that! I have since switched to side discharge with good sharp blades. Excellent cut. I have a mulch kit and may try it out. It's the large plastic baffle that is under the deck rather than the cover that only blocks the discharge hole.


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Upon Further Review...

I still love this mower. Just hit 10.0 hours this weekend. The quality of the cut is just unreal, so much better than the LA135 was.
I had a little mishap in some mud (didn't get stuck though) and got it all dirty, so I gave it its first bath. I lifted the front cowling and sprayed under there too, since it was pretty dusty. One thing I don't like is fuel consumption. I used to be able to get 3 mows before having to fill the tank. With this guy, after 2 mows the warning light is flashing, indicating low fuel level. One of these days I will have to figure out how long I can go after that comes on.

After I was done, my tachometer didn't work. I was pretty bummed, and was ready to call the dealer. However, it came back on after a half hour or so. My buddy next door, who bought the same tractor, had the exact same thing happen after giving his a bath. Must have just been some water somewhere.
 

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Unfortunately the increased fuel consumption is due to the weight of the tractor and the improved cut quality of the deck. It simply takes more power and therefore more fuel to get all that weight moving and keep the blades spinning.

Unlike other "lawn tractors" your x370 is actually using a good portion of the HP your engine is rated to put out.
 

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This past weekend I removed the mower deck and attached the 44” snowblower. Got the opportunity to use the snowblower for the first time this morning. We got about 8” of not heavy but not fluffy snow. The machine worked flawlessly. Such a huge upgrade over the old setup on the LA135. The power lift and power steering almost makes it fun. My only gripe is with the snow cab, the plastic windows fogged up quickly making it difficult to see really well.
 

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This past weekend I removed the mower deck and attached the 44” snowblower. Got the opportunity to use the snowblower for the first time this morning. We got about 8” of not heavy but not fluffy snow. The machine worked flawlessly. Such a huge upgrade over the old setup on the LA135. The power lift and power steering almost makes it fun. My only gripe is with the snow cab, the plastic windows fogged up quickly making it difficult to see really well.
Try something like a small 12 volt fan. This a a picture Gwizz posted of his tractor.
 

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