Today I picked up a Dixie Chopper XF2500(flatlander). The dealer was supposed to have a XW2500 but had a XF2500. He said there was no difference but the XF2500 was a little faster. After trying it out today, I was very disappointed. The controls (vtc) are very jerky and have alot of play in them. The ride was very bumpy but I let some air out of the tires(6lbs) and this seem to help. It is difficult to mow near buildings at slow speeds and get up curbs. The deck height adjustment is hard to use. It is very fast but almost seems to fast. I am worried that it is made for larger properties that are flat hence the name flatlander. Most of the properties that I maintain have lots of curbs and are about 2 to 5 acres. Please help shed some light on this. I don't know if the XW2500 would have been any different or if most of the characteristics are the same.