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#1 jmath OFFLINE  

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Posted July 26, 2016 - 10:59 AM

After perusing a few forums it seems the overwhelming advice would be to buy a used X300 or higher level JD over a big box store version. Based on that I've been looking at used JD the last week or so and came across the following. Would appreciate any tips or advice on which is the better deal.


X300 - 172 hrs w/ set of new blades and a set of extra blades - $1,695




X300 - 70 hrs w/ Bagger & 10S wagon - Listed @ $2,300, but willing to come down ~$2,100



I don't think I really have any use for the bagger, but would use the wagon. Seller doesn't want to separate out the bagger from the mower. Both have been stored indoors and appear to be in good shape. I plan to go see these in person and test them out prior to making a decision. So based off the difference in hours and the available accessories which would be the better deal? Even tho I don't need the bagger I could turn around and sell and have a mower with lower hours, or just save the hassle and the $400 and take the other?


Of course this could all change based on seeing in person, but just on paper any thoughts are appreciated.



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Posted July 26, 2016 - 11:34 AM

Welcome to GTtalk. It depends on what you want and what you're doing with it. I love using all my older Garden tractors for mowing and tilling. If you are just mowing, a lawn tractor will do the job just fine. Nothing you buy today will last  like the older stuff does. I am still using a 1973 Auto14 Wheel Horse on a weekly basis to mow and odd jobs, never fails to do the job for me.


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#3 MiCarl OFFLINE  

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Posted July 26, 2016 - 11:34 AM

I wouldn't have any use for a bagger either.  I like to let the clippings enrich the soil.....


I'm not sure how much difference 100 hours makes on that tractor, I'm sure others weigh in.  Assuming they're both in good condition the one with higher hours seems like the better deal to me.

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Posted July 26, 2016 - 12:56 PM

Welcome to GTT. My old JD111 has a bagger and I love it. The clippings fill the isles between rows in my garden. The bagger helps alot with picking up leaves in the fall. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted July 26, 2016 - 05:57 PM

The X300 is a good machine for mowing. They are built much better than big box store Deere .

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