To you and Sergeant,Not to beat this to death but John Deere on their own website calls their X300, X500, X700 tractors "Lawn Tractors and or Lawn Mowers" just thought I'd let you know about what manufacturers call the equipment.
Just thought this might be of interest.
I know it does seem to be beating this to death, but .....
John Deere chose to identify proper class of tractor through their implements, very shrewd but honest at least.
The tractors are being "under-represented" by John Deere. That's fantastic!!!!! So instead of Miss-representing their product like Husqvarna, they under-represent it. This keeps them honest and in compliance with standards, also keeps them protected too without compromising customer service.
In fact, my local Dealer, asked why I wanted to see the X500 and X700, as in what are my needs. After demonstrating differences between them and going through prices, suggested looking at the SCUT after I communicated the X500 still seemed too light. His logic was in showing the chassis difference (being an important ingredient for actual "capability") and with the nearly same price, I could have a warranty that honors use of implements other than just a mowing deck. I like it too, someday maybe.
The point is, if I didn't have this knowledge I've promised to give, I wouldn't be able to see the value or the other owner of the proverbial check book, my Wife, in the SCUT and why. This further fortifies my resolve to point out how Husqvarna takes advantage of their main market (entry level).
The Simplicity Legacy is being classed as a Garden Tractor under representing it as a SCUT.
The Cub Cadet XT3 is a tough one for now. The XT3 has a "capable" chassis, Motor and drive shaft are sufficient for GT class but I'm unsure about the Transaxle (G7) true design capabilities. So if the G7 is a designed ground engagement transaxle along with the other package than Kudos to CUB, (MTD) for also under-representing their tractor too.
The Kubota is also under represented, excellent!
Miss representation has always been at the heart of these threads for awareness. Under represent all day long if you want, perfectly ethical, and honest because by it's very nature serves to protect and not harm.:tango_face_smile: