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Quick advice needed, inspection of used X300 with 210hours

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I'm going to look at a used 2009 X300 tonight. It has been used to mow 3 arces and to push a snow blade in the winter. Machine looks mint in the pictures and seller claims the machine was babied, stored in doors from new, and always serviced at one of two dealers in the area. No paperwork on that though as she is selling due to divorce and and the papers are with hubby. The machine is her's though. (I hope)

The concern from what I've read is the K46 tranny. From what I read, towing loads and working the machine on hills will kill that tranny, I would imagine pushing snow would too although the cold ambient temperatures might save it. I suspect the failure is caused by heat right? 210 hours is a tad more than I wanted, I feel like the machine could go for years or die next week, I've read about machines dying at 100 hours, but then you have no idea what they were being used for.

Any pointers on what to inspect for and thoughts on the future longevity of that tranny would be much appreciated. For what it's worth, I'd expect to put 25 hours on it a year, cutting slighty sloping lawn....
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It already sounds like a cl scam!!
here is a Jd 330 diesel for $2350.00 low hours
andyt11 I'm a bit cautious when the add starts out in divorce, I hadn't realized you spoke with the seller either my apologies. You will get pro's and cons about the K46 tranny, and not really knowing what their terrain is like, hills and what not it is really hard to say how long the k46 will last you. I asked my wife where MB was located she said Main so I browsed the cl in that area and stumbled across the 330 Diesel not knowing that it was 6000 km round trip for you. I my self started out with an X300 and traded it in 2 weeks later for the X500 only because I wanted ground engaging attachments otherwise I was pretty happy with the amount of snow it pushed during the time I had it.. Sorry I couldn't be of any help, someone with knowledge will come along shortly and help you out good luck!
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