Got the XT3 GSX home yesterday, and did another garage reorganization today. I fit it in!

The transmission in this thing is not exactly what I expected. If I stop on a steep incline and attempt to move forward again, you hear the pressure relief valve releasing and it will not move. If you back up a foot and get it rolling, even just a bit, it will climb a steep incline. My Craftsman/Husqvarna with the G730 on the other hand can stop on my most steep of inclines and start moving again with authority. I'm starting to wonder, is this transmission a lesser part than a G730? It sure feels that way.

The deck mows extremely nice and flat, very few missed blades, even at fill HST speed. The Craftsman does cut smooth and flat as well, but leaves noticably more missed blades.

The Kohler Command engine with 42 hours on it will occasionally smoke upon being started. My 600 hour Kohler Courage has never even hinted at expelling smoke. I'm not liking that.

I'm honestly not sure that I'm in love with this. I may sell it back off and go get that Husqvarna TS354XD after all.

I've got more crap packed into this garage than I ever thought possible. I'm thinking about going 3 dimensional and start hanging things like the spreader and sprayer from the I-beams above.

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