I think with the HD tyranny's they are putting in the X3 they may be built for ground implements. We will see.The app is a little out of the box.. Its a little overkill since maintenance isn't really all that hard to keep up with, to me anyway. It's one of the first mowers to integrate smart phone technology that I've seen.
In my experience MTD lawn tractors perform well for their intended purpose. When you start to push or abuse them they won't hold up, but most won't. They are made for cutting grass, and the article even says the MTD decks do it better than most. In that regard they aren't bad at all.
On the Cub Cadet site they definitely state that it will handle ground engaging implements.I think with the HD tyranny's they are putting in the X3 they may be built for ground implements. We will see.
If they actually make a sleeve Hitch for there XT3 series I'll Be happy & I think my wife Might be happy. She is hoping they Make a Sleeve Hitch & a Tiller for the XT3 Series and she Might decide to replace Her 2002 Cub Cadet 2206 with one Until there's a OEM sleeve Hitch again she won't touch a Cub Cadet. Thinks the Current 2000 series are Just Lawn tractors with a GT Trans Because of the Lack Of OEM Ground enagement :thThumbsUOn the Cub Cadet site they definitely state that it will handle ground engaging implements.
Good to see that MTD is making a decent tractor.
I know a lot of folks call the MTD products 'junk' but in fairness, they are making what their customers want. A low cost lawn tractor and nothing else.
When you build to a price point, compromises have to be made. That means cheap engines, lots of plastic, light gauge metal, light duty transmissions, etc. That means a light duty tractor with a limited life span.
MTD could very easily build the equivalent to the heavy duty GTs of old, but the demand for them would not be high enough to make it profitable
Or maybe a few people needed. In 1993 I was mowing lawns and had one with a bumpy and steep small back lawn. I had a commercial 21" Snapper self propelled with a Robin 4hp 2 stroke engine. It really could have used a locking rear axle or 4wd as it seems I was fighting the mower to mow that back yard. Even a limited movement suspension would have helped keep both rear tires on the ground over such a bumpy lawn.I hope they work better than Huskys AWD walk behinds have. Marketing invented something that no one needed and the suckers bought them. Roger
The core of the 300 is a Kawasaki motor and K46 tranny from what I'm told the 2014 CC 1042KW had both of those also. Now CC has added a seat that is at least as good it would seem and added options of a fabricated deck Bluetooth needed or not, a easier deck removal, and a warranty that's 3 years on some items and 5 years on the others. These are just what I have read and watched on the net. All this at a lower price point than the JD300. Maybe the 300 will have a nice rebate or something to help.Hunter only time will tell if the exceeding a JD 300 is true or not. Are you a dealer selling them because your sure seem like you are. Hopefully all fo what you are hoping for will be true. Roger