Originally Posted by jeffb007
Yep! I measured it at my local dealer.The opening is 13.5 inches which is the same size as the new gravely Xfactor 2.I demoed A pro turn 452 and all I can say is it mowed beautiful in thick north Carolina fescue.The Kubota is the only one I haven't demoed yet.They feel really comfortable looking forward to testing one soon.
My 326 has the same opening. I say it handles water fine, but not as well as a scag. I never have deck build up either. My deck has way more suction than most decks and imagine this deck is the same. It takes more hp to have more suction so it may feels like you have less power than another mower with the same engine. IMO i think with this mower you might sacrifice hp for quality of cut. It would be like a exmark deck verses scag where the kubota would be a blend of the 2.