That's $3600 without a deck. Couldn't find the price for a mower2100 has 23 HP Kohler Command twin with shaft driven transmission and electric lift. I haven't actually looked at the Cubs, but other than the shaft drive and electric lift all the other pluses seem to favor the X500 (bigger wheels, faster speed, etc). Go drive both, check out how they are made and see which one is more comfortable to operate. Oh, I see the Cub is on sale for $3600... http://www.cubcadet.com/equipment/cubcadet/gt-2100
I believe it`s a cast iron rear end with a BDU-10 pump. If you`re looking for a GT with a 48" deck in the $4500 range, they`re well worth considering.One of the most important factors when choosing a tractor is the transmission. Anyone know what the CC uses?