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Help choosing between GT48XLSi and GT52XLSi...

2920 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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I bought the gt48xlsi a couple months ago. I have about an acre of grass and dont have many obstacles to mow around. I regret not getting the 52. However $2999 is a great price. I think i paid $3400. I do like the tractor overall just wish i got the bigger deck. Good luck.
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