Review By : Rico on 11/3/2013
Price Paid : $6,000.00
Years of Use : 1-year
Implements : 44" Snowblower
Purchased From : Lakeland Equipment Avon, NY
Strengths Good power, quiet engine, excellent on hills, good cut quality & speed
Weaknesses I haven't found any weaknesses for my use
Overall I bought my 2012 X500 for two primary purposes:
1) to mow my 2 acre property that has many slopes & hills
2) to remove snow from my 300' inclined driveway
I purchased my X500 in the autumn of 2012& first used the 44" snowblower in late December. I had previously used a 28" walk behind snowblower & it took me from 45min to 1 hour with an average 4" - 6" snowfall in Western NY. The X500 with snowblower cut that time to about 20 minutes and the power & ease of the experience was awesome. I used it approximately 8 - 10 times for snowblowing & no matter what type of snow (light, dry, wet) it was a beast. I have HDAP tires in the rear & traction was never a problem even on my incline/declining driveway.
For lawn mowing, the cut, speed & traction was excellent & mower/snowblower attachment was fairly easy & I'm not mechanically inclined.
Overall, this is an excellent garden tractor!
Parts : 8 Performance : 10
Ease of Use : 9 Financing :
Reliability : 10 Overall : 9