I recently purchased a new x300. I was very pleased with the build quality of the mower and thought I made a great purchase. I had done some reading on the mower before buying but nothing too extensive. I choose the x300 based mostly because of the 42'' deck. A 48''deck would be just a little too wide to fit on my trailer and I wanted a bagger for it later on down the road and the extra money the bagger and mower would cost just didn't seem worth it. Besides it has an 18.5 horse motor and a Kawasaki at motor at that. After all the 2002 White LT1850 I have had an 18 horse Briggs seemed to be enough power for what I have needed to do with it.
So now that I have joined here and searched some of the old posts I am concerned that perhaps the x300 doesn't have what it takes to haul my 300lb + butt around. What I mow is mostly flat. I mow a few yards in my neighborhood, including my own and about 2 acres at a farm for an elderly woman. The only hills I really have to go up is a bank I mow that is pretty steep and get done in about a dozen up and down passes (with the 46'' deck) there are a few others but I mostly mow those sideways with a bit of butt english (hang a cheap to one side) such as the ditch in front of the farm. There are some gradual inclines other places but nothing I am really worried about.
What I would like to know from you X300 owners, do you feel I am going to have any problems? I figured if the White could do it the JD X300 should have no problems, surely the White isn't more capable on hills than the JD right?