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Old 05-16-2013, 01:35 PM
Jim Thornton Jim Thornton is offline
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Location: Hampton, VA
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Decisions, Decisions

I have a 52” super mini z that I have been using for many years. I want to move up to a 60” deck, and am really struggling with deciding between a fastrac super duty, the new X-one i, and the more heavy duty commercial X one. Cost is not as big a concern as making sure that I don’t have too little mower, or too much mower that tears up my yard. I mow about 2 acres, with some trees and obstacles, but not a huge amount. Lot drains well, but I have a couple of drainage ditches along each side that are issues until they dry after a big rain. I am really looking at the right balance between quality of cut, maneuverability, and weight. I have driven the fastrac and x-one (in a parking lot) and like them both. Only concerns with Fastrac are speed – it goes up to 8 mph , but I would probably never go that fast, and quality of cut – I just am not sure about how good the deck is. I know it does not have separate wheel motors, but it seemed to drive Ok. The X-one is plenty of mower – but is it too much? It weighs 1240 lbs. I just wondered if that would put ruts in my yard. The reason that I was considering the X One I was that it seemed to fit right in between the Fastrac and X-one – kinda the best of both for my application. However, it is a new model, and very few dealers have them, and I didn’t know about their durability – you know the first in a series always has bugs to work out. Sorry for being long-winded, but this is an important decision to me.

Do you have thoughts, please?
Old 05-18-2013, 01:07 AM
Bob MacGregor Bob MacGregor is online now
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Location: Oakdale, CT
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Hi Jim,
I have an X-ONE with a 60" rear discharge deck that is used primarily at a cemetery. I'm pleased with the performance and handling that this machine provides. It has a Kawasaki FX730v that is a sweet running engine.
This machine has reduced the previous mowing time of 2 1/2 days down to about 1 3/4 days and less fuel consumption than the previous machine. I do have a MoJack Pro to raise the machine up for under deck servicing. Tomorrow I'll be doing the 50 HR service on this machine which is primarily servicing the hydraulic system with a filter an oil change.
The cemetery is 200 years old and nothing is in line so mowing it takes patience and care!!
Bob MacGregor in CT

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