Just traded my X304 42" for a new X500 w/48". Will get it tomorrow or next day. Decided I could live without the 4 wheel steer (although nice). Wanted to bigger deck so I could get a power bagger later and also wanted the locked diff. I got the gater blades on it. :greendr: I have a 44" snowblower that will work well with the new X500. Decided I didn't need the liquid cooled engine for the number of hours I put on it and could get along without the power steering and power lift system for the price difference.