Originally Posted by GMLC
Just want to give everyone a quick update. I have about a dozen cuts under my belt with the 452. I'm getting ready for my first oil change at 8 hours. I must say I'm still very impressed! I have cut enough dry lawns now to say the x-factor deck leaves an amazing cut which is much smoother than my scag velocity deck in dry conditions(even some customers have commented!). I still need more time in wet grass to give an honest opinion. So far I have not had to double cut, had no stringers, no clumping and the deck has stayed clean. My early feeling is the velocity has a better discharge pattern for these conditions due to the x-factor being more concentrated(but still powerful).
What oil will you use? Synthetic? Brand and weight please. I picked up an oil filter when I purchased the mower.
My 460 is at 8hrs and I'd like to change mine.
I'd review the 460 but it is the only ZTR I've ever driven. I have nothing to compare except my 12 year old Sears Poulan Pro.
I will say WOW! The mower flat out cuts grass. I forgot to buckle up and didn't realize it until I was finished.
I drove it to my lot (1.5 miles), mowed 4 acres, drove it back, mowed my .4 acre (home) lot in 2.5 hrs. First time on a ZTR in my life.
I was not paying attention and backed over a news paper (Washington Post) and picked up confetti for 15 minutes.