I have been looking at the John Deere Garden Tractor X500 with 48" Deck. Does anybody have one or know someone that has one? If so does the deck clog badly in damp grass? Is it a good heavy duty mower if you have hilly terrain?
The dealer just delivered mine yesterday. I previously had the X300. The decks will clog with tall, wet grass. Gator blades help, but I try not to cut wet grass. I also use the mulch kit, which will make clogging worse.
The reason I switched to the 500 is for the traction assist. It has a great reputation for hilly terrain.
Matter of a regional trial & error I KNOW...but I wouldn't recommend Gators in any wet-grass conditions as they seem to wad the discharge up into a juicy mess. Perhaps the new G6 Gators are better since they have more lift...(??)