My 2009 Husqvarna 54" seen it's better days so replaced it with the XT3GSX.
Drove to the Cub dealership 2.5 hrs 1 way and picked up my Cub XT3GSX. This is my 1st Yellow machine and caught hell for buying it from the few neighbors I have since this is JD county. It came full of gas and a hat and owners manuals on Sept. 25th 2019.
Got her home and warmed up the mower and immediately put 4 or 5 hrs on it mowing. Broke her in right. LOL
Next few days I messed around with it and changed the engine oil and filter. Greased her up and back to mowing again. At 20 hrs I changed the rear hydro diff oil and filter and used 15w50 full synthetic as hydro manual stated to use. Being in Texas heat I found a engine oil cooler for it and installed it at 28 engine hrs.to help the engine stay cool. You can see it right below the fuel filter.
I use my Cub year round since I only have 2 seasons Summer and Spring. LOL I mow thru November then by February back at mowing again so the motor stays warm year round.
I installed a switch and some LED bars so I could mow in the dark during the hottest part of summer. Works great and can see great at night.
Found a trailer for it at Atwoods and then decided to put a 1/2" thick steel plate on the tow lip so it could never wear out the lip.
My front yard is 5 acres and then I mow along my drive way to the front gate and around my front gate area. It is a 3000 foot driveway. So I probably mow about 7 maybe 8 acres of grass.
I love the 60" Fabricated power lift deck and tilt steering and power steering.
Since my ice chest wouldn't ride between my legs without falling off so I made an insulated ice chest holder for it. This is s must have item for me to do mowing work. Sorry this pic is turned.
Now my Cub is 11 months old and just mowed and looked at the hrs I'm at 148 and on my 3rd set of blades. I grease it about every other mowing and I change my oil and filter ever 40 to 50 hrs with 10w30 Pennzoil Platinum.
I blow the stuff off it after each mowing using my IR air compressor work gave me for my 20 yr anniversary at work.
I don't have any regrets yet the machine has been pretty flawless and I'm at 56 yrs old now and loving the PS, and power lift deck. The 60" Fabricated deck does a really nice job cutting. I did replace the original spark plugs around 100 hrs. because the engine started hunting while at 1/2 throttle non mowing. I mow at 100% throttle. That cured the hunting issue. I really am enjoying driving my Cub and no problem to speak to badly about yet. I like mowing and making strips in the grass so my one complaint could be that you can't fit grass rollers on this machine since there isn't enough room between the deck and rear tires to install them like the Simplicity mower has. I didn't buy this Cub to do dirt work I have a machine for that stuff, this Cub job is mowing and hauling yard stuff and firewood to the fire pit and trash to the front gate that is so far away. I live 10 miles from the closest little town and love it out here in God's country. Here are a few pics of my yard and I highly recommend the Cub Cadet XT3GSX for mowing anyway. It is a really great machine for the money!!!
I cut hay and do my dirt work with the green one.