I have the Scotts S2554 GT unit and I absolutely love it. Does anyone know what this might translate over to directly with JD line of products? When I bought it from HD, I knew it was more tractor than I need, but the 25HP 56" cut this garden tractor was on sale for $1,000 less than the MSRP of $3,999.00. That, coupled with a 10% discount for a first purchase on a Home Depot card, made for an incredible deal. I didn't get any implements, but plan to get a front bumper, garden cart and possibly a tiller.
Also, the deck itself is very stout, boasting thicker metal than most. I don't care for the plastic hood, which I had to have swapped out because mine arrived at the store with deep gouges on the side. Plus this plastic hood seems to attract scratches from branches like a magnet. Anyone have any experience with the Scotts GTs and/or the corresponding JD line models? The biggest problem I encountered was the attachment of the sleeve hitch to the rear of the tractor which is required for certain attachments. A bracket that must attach to the back of the tractor is to be bolted in 2 holes on a metal plate just behind the gas tank. The right side goes in just fine but there is not nearly enough clearance to insert the bolt on the left side due to the very narrow space between the gas tank and the metal plate. I finally learned the proper methods of getting it installed (removing key components of the GT) and after I knew what to do, it didn't take so long.
In any case, just wanted to drop in and say hello.
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