Got the new BX24 a couple of weeks ago and after 1 quick trip around the place I pulled into the garage and installed both skidplates and the BH thumb.
Everything lined up fine and the installation went fast. After about 30hrs of heavy use re-shaping my property and spreading 60yds of topsoil I looked underneath and was real glad I'd taken the time to put those skidplates on.
I did notice after using my rotary cutter that a good bit of grass builds up between the transmission case and the skidplate mounting area. Need to keep an eye on that and clear it regularly.