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#31 toppop52 ONLINE  

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Posted January 09, 2016 - 09:03 PM

I sold my 1920 Ultima, and my 4041 Pwermax with loader is not handy for towing, so this past summer I sprayed my clam shell driveway, fertilized, reseeded, etc... With my zero turn, I just drive with one hand and use the other to operate the attachment.

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Posted January 09, 2016 - 09:16 PM

I really like a foot control. It's so easy to ease back and slow down when needed.


I've only used a modern tractor with foot control. I loved it. It was actially a kubota bx with a loader. Amazibg tractor too.

The hand control hydro is a pita to me. I don't care for it. I cut with a 107 occasionally. It's not bad, but I would use it more frequently if it was foof control.

It also has a slightly leaky seal on the pump....i have two to tear down for seals eventually. Not really high on my list.

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Posted January 10, 2016 - 09:47 AM

Aaron, I agree about the hand control hydro, but for strictly mowing the lawn you get used to it, and the price of the foot controlled model was higher and a bigger unit that to me was a waste of $$



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Posted January 10, 2016 - 11:57 AM

Aaron, I agree about the hand control hydro, but for strictly mowing the lawn you get used to it, and the price of the foot controlled model was higher and a bigger unit that to me was a waste of $$


It's all personal preference. I might like using the 107 if it didn't change speeds every 3 feet. Never could figure that out

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Posted January 11, 2016 - 09:40 PM

I think I have decided to spend a little more and get an x300. Thanks for input everyone!

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Posted January 12, 2016 - 12:05 PM

You'll be paying Garden tractor money for a lawn mower with a stamped deck and weak transaxle.


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Posted January 14, 2016 - 07:40 PM

You are right. Ended up with cub cadet xt2 lx46
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Posted January 14, 2016 - 09:28 PM

You are right. Ended up with cub cadet xt2 lx46

Where did you end up getting it at?



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Posted January 15, 2016 - 11:08 AM

Local dealer. I have one only a few miles from my house
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Posted January 15, 2016 - 04:13 PM

Local dealer. I have one only a few miles from my house

That's great.  I can tell you from personal experience with a friend that owns a mower shop and handles Husqvarna that the ones he gets in from Lowes and TSC or other box stores wait at the end of the line till HIS customers get repaired.  A local dealer will avoid this headache for you.  I hope you are happy with your new tractor and it serves you well.



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Posted January 16, 2016 - 02:19 PM

Glad you went to the dealer instead of a box store. You won't regret that.

I hope you stick around and post how the tractor treats you!
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Posted January 16, 2016 - 10:20 PM

You are right. Ended up with cub cadet xt2 lx46

 

I have a neighbor that bought a XT2 this year, and it seems to cut well. Hope you are happy with it.



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Posted January 17, 2016 - 01:09 AM

Not sure your model here, but Cubs I've seen look like pretty good rigs.  Bigger engines and the "constructed" deck are the better ones, and I like ones with arm-rest seats too. Thinking they were the 2000 series, not sure what your model number means.



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Posted January 17, 2016 - 07:10 PM

I got the lx46. Yard isn't huge and fairly bumpy so I was hoping for a little less scalping with a smaller deck. I like it so far. Dealer let me watch the set up and showed some pointers about taking the deck off. The armrest are rather pointless for a person my size. Feels like someone grabbing the love handles.




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