Re: Need advice to choose S240 or X350
I went with the x310 about 2 years ago. I have a 1/2 acre and it is relatively flat. I also put a 44" blade on it in the winter and have plowed snow up to 12" - maybe more with it. My thought is that you will lose traction to the wheels well before you do any damage to the transmission. Most Winters I run it without chains, but had to put them on for this last major snowfall in New Jersey because the snow was just too deep. The blade with hydraulic lift combination is the best! I couldn't imagine having to use a lift pedal every time I needed to lift the blade. Also, I tend to do my neighbors so I'm outside for a couple of hours doing driveways. The hydraulic lift is a leg saver.
In the Summer, I use it to mow the lawn, haul & spread 15 yards of mulch using the 10p cart, and have even used it to move 1/2 chord of firewood making sure to not overfill the cart.
I researched the D-series, x300's, and x500's. I have a thread on here where I wrestled with the decision for well over 6 months. If you are financing it - I did and then paid it off earlier. Then, it may not be that much of a difference spread out over 48 months. I'm also one of those people that I get what I want after doing a lot of research or I end up questioning my decision for years.
Overall, it's been a great little tractor and hasn't given me any issues.
10p Dump Cart
130 lbs Tow Behind Spreader