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I have been ecstatic with my X485 tractor except for one nagging problem - the Power Flow Bagger. The new blower has been completely redesigned from the old one I had on my 425 and is a vast improvement. However the bagger is a piece of junk. They have changed the frame that the bags hang on from steel to plastic. I broke the piece the latch clamps onto last year right in the middle of leaf cleaning season. This year I broke the plastic latch a week ago and just got the replacement. Substituting plastic for metal for these two high stress components is really poor design in my book and one of the very few disappointments I have had with any JD piece of equipment. I wrote a letter to headquarters this past winter but their response was to call the dealer about the problem and have the dealer communicate with the JD technical group.