Thanks for all replies , I have about 2 hours on it , the bagger system has 3 big bags , my 185 had 2 , the 185 did all right with the leaves , but I can see that x500 is more powerful and does a better job.
6172.00 with bagger and brush guard out the door.
I have a 185 with a bagger, and it makes the lawn look great and has served us and my in laws (who bought it new) well, it gives a real nice cut. But that x500 with that HUGE bagger, is sweet, enjoy!:fing32: