This sounds like a sales ad for Husqvarna, potentially from a Husqvarna rep?
The three mowers/tractors I was looking at when I bought mine were the XT3, the TS354 and the X500 series. The TS354 was the cheapest in the bunch and also offered more than I needed. I believe the 354 was the absolute right choice for me. You guys can bash it all you want but this tractor is one of the best for the price you can find. Sure, you can't use it with a Johnnie bucket or load up the Husqvarna front bucket with a lot of weight, but who, other than FlHusqGT, bought it for that purpose? Certainly not the people who have been bragging about it's capabilities on here and love the machine. The motor options are awesome, the transaxle is amazing, the deck is solid as a rock, the differential lock works like a champ and it will pull a wagon load of about anything. That was what I was looking for when I bought this under $4000 machine. What else is out there brand new that is comparable for a similar price?
You did list all the perks with emphasis, all the good parts of the machine,
4) Differential Lock (Transaxle again)
I've been saying this a long time, amazing how we agree on this.
What I didn't notice was the over emphasis on the "robust" chassis? I wonder Why?
"You guys can bash it all you want but this tractor is one of the best for the price you can find."
The only criticism I've had is how Husqvarna has been representing their Garden Tractors and warranty.
I've pointed out the bargain it could actually be if.........
if Husqvarna started representing their product honestly.
Husqvarna misrepresents their Garden Tractors.
Husqvarna misrepresents their product.
Husqvarna misrepresents their warranty.
Husqvarna supports their unethical Dealers.
"Sure, you can't use it with a Johnnie bucket or load up the Husqvarna front bucket with a lot of weight, but who, other than FlHusqGT, bought it for that purpose? Certainly not the people who have been bragging about it's capabilities on here and love the machine. "
That's a great question,
So Husqvarna just decided to back the branding and marketing of a front scoop to demonstrate "capability" to their potential customers, showing the strength the TS does not have, and ultimately knowing that potential buyers would not be interested in it?
What you failed to mention here about me, I asked the Dealer if he sold a Garden Tractor that was "capable" of a JBJR, and Front scoop, front blade, 1200lb trailer, locking diff...etc I was shown the Husqvarna GT48DXLS. The Dealer said the warranty was unbeatable and they would take care of me because the warranty decisions were up to the dealer, further selling the confidence in the machine.
You took Husqvarna's common warranty denial line with me in the beginning, and blamed me.
I gave you the benefit of doubt and respectfully tried to help you understand.
Here we are. NO PROOF. YOU CAN'T OFFER ANY PROOF of your claims.
Again I ask, Are you a representative in any way for Husqvarna or their Dealer network? You came on the forum just after I joined to "bash" me and my story. I have to ask because if you are, why not just proudly say it? If the TS is so good as you say, and Husqvarna is so stupid to market an Agri-Fab front scoop, among other products, to their only customer in July, 2017, here in Florida, just proudly stand by your comments for real and accept my challenge in the beginning to Husqvarna, that still goes unanswered.
Oh yeah, I used to brag about it's "capabilities" too, for 11 months and 62hrs, the 63hr was my education.
"That was what I was looking for when I bought this under $4000 machine. What else is out there brand new that is comparable for a similar price?"
Too easy, I'll just give you this,
And very qualified as "capable". In fact stronger than the TS anything. Their are other options but this meets your stated criteria, and still less than $4000.00