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Help choosing between GT48XLSi and GT52XLSi...

2924 Views 14 Replies 8 Participants Last post by  poconosms1
I have it narrowed down to these two. I have 1.7 acres of land to cut and a Cyclone Rake to haul. I was planning on getting the 48" because I can get it for $2,999 which seems like a great price. However, my wife said, "Do you want bigger in case we get a bigger lawn in the future?" Well, I hadn't really thought of that.....The 52" is $3,499.

My question is, should I get the 52" just "in case"? Are there any benefits/disadvantages to the larger deck? It's $500 more but if it makes a big difference and there's no downside then maybe I'll consider it.

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Another related question: if I get the 48 is it possible to swap the deck later for the 52?
Is there anywhere the 52" won't fit or will be awkward on your property?
I can't think of anywhere it won't go. I have 70" of clearance into my shed so that's not an issue and at least that much between all the trees.
Then go with the 52. I don't think you're as likely to regret it as you would be if you got the 48".
I don't know many people that think "I wish I got the smaller one."
Cool. Thanks. I just had it in my mind that I should check to see if there are any disadvantages to have the bigger deck (other than being able to fit places). I guess it's like TVs - get the biggest you can get!
Thanks. I got the 52XLSi. So far I like it.
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