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Help choosing between GT48XLSi and GT52XLSi...

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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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The GT52XLS has 23" tires and the ground engaging-rated tranny. The GT48XLSi has 20" tires. For just mowing flat lawn areas I do not think it will matter. For anything lese (grading, pulling a loaded garden trailer, etc.) it likely will matter.
Very possible, Sergeant. I do not remember where I got that. COuld have mixed up models. The specs on the Husqvarna website are generally just terrible- like it indicated that the GT52XLS was not a "step through" model.
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