No complaints about this machine. I feel like I use it more than the 10hrs on it. I have the canopy and front brush guard. I have the dump cart as well. I drive it down the street and into the woods to dump yard waste. I tow my daughter around for Halloween in the cart. I have pulled a decent size stump out with it. It cuts well on slopes.
I had an STX38 for 10 yrs. prior and the x series is a whole different machine. I disabled the seat cut off so she stays running without pushing the button. The only thing that I don't like is you can't cut in reverse without getting the override.